MY ARTISTIC JOURNEY
My art journey is derived from classes, workshops, books and years of doing the work.
Charcoal sketching was my first art love in grade school. Later, my artistic father gave me the pastels that had once been gifted to him by his own art instructor. I treasure them still and frequently combine them with other media. After several years of studying and working with pastels, I was curious about oils and acrylics and began to experiment.
My current work is primarily acrylic, mixed media and oil. These wonderful materials entice me to maintain a daily studio practice and I cannot imagine a more satisfying calling.
ABOUT MY WORK & THE PROCESS
My work strives to offer a different perspective on the ordinary. It is about the small worlds we forget to notice as we bustle about our busy lives. My imaginative work offers moments of contemplation for viewers to immerse themselves in the shapes and colors of both real and imagined worlds.
Water, plant life and sky are major influences for subject and color inspiration in my work. Some subjects are intriguing to paint in a recognizable form. Others inspire abstracted interpretation.
I generally begin with no intention and working intuitively, follow the painting wherever it leads. The result is some times a combination of both abstracted and recognizable forms. The work evolves over many layers of paint application with some removal, texturing, collage or other processes that are challenging and exciting.