I love beauty and things of beauty. That is what I paint...though I know it is all in the eyes of the beholder. Whether it is a flower, a creature from nature, a female figure, an abstract design derived from my imagination or just shapes and colors, I strive to find beauty in the object or objects and express my feeling about them in an imaginative and creative way.
My personal life experiences and things that visually speak to me spark my imagination and inspire my artistic vision. My paintings seem to go back and forth from somewhat abstract at times to realistic and representational. I love to explore themes of muses, mentors, life changes, organic and floral imagery, nature, living creatures, and the myriad feelings and emotions within which we feel, live and breathe. These images often have a surreal and dream like quality and feeling. I record with imagination and creativity the things that interest me in my life.
I have been an interior designer for over 40 years and have worked within a framework that is filled with beautiful things...fabrics, furnishings, accessories, textiles, etc....AND COLOR. I know that I have an innate sense of color which has been enhanced and further developed by many years of design work. This love of color and creativity has translated into my art and how I paint.
I have studied art in private classes and workshops since 1968. Presently I am making art under the guidance of Tom Wudl as I have done for the past 14 years. He has helped me find a new way of looking at things and has encouraged me to be patient and precise in my painting which ultimately is figurative...with an "edge" and "telling a story".
Weeping Garden #2
Oil on canvas 40"H x 30"W
Thin and Beautiful
Oil on canvas 36"H x 18"W
Map to Nowhere
Oil on Canvas 16"H x 12"W