"Ranunculus" - 24" H x 30" W
"Melody" - 24" H x 30" W
"Mellifluous" - 24" H x 30" W
The undeniable beauty of flowers makes them a favorite subject of mine. I am inspired by the beautiful lines, and vibrant colors of flowers, and find that the acrylic medium is especially well-suited to painting them.
I am sometimes asked about my techniques. In general, I paint in a pretty straight-forward manner. I usually photograph my work throughout its creation, reflecting on the photograph as I go. This enables me to gain a little distance from the canvas, which helps me see more clearly the direction the piece is taking.
As an artist, I am inspired by the beauty of the world around me. My goal with each new painting is to capture the beauty and vibrancy of nature, and create a lasting piece of art that will warm and enliven the environment in which it resides. One of my customers said to me – “Just looking at that painting makes me smile.” That says it all!
"Soaring" - 24" H x 20" W
Flowers brighten our spirits and elevate our moods. They are part of every celebration, and given for every occasion. My love and enjoyment of flowers is the inspiration for every painting I create.
"To love beauty is to see light"
- Victor Hugo
A film on the life and works of Michelangelo ignited my passion for art. Following art instruction, I was hooked, drawing in every spare moment I could find! Subsequently, I attended design school, furthering my love of art and design.
I have worked in a number of different mediums in the past, creating a variety of art that will either bring an interior to life, or is wearable art. Mediums I have especially enjoyed are pencil and colored pencil, working with silver to create jewelry, designing and hand painting tee-shirts, as well as working with dyes and resist to create hand-dyed silk scarves.
Today, I primarily enjoy painting in acrylics on canvas, a medium I find particularly well-suited to capturing the beauty and vibrancy of colors found in nature.
"Art washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life."