Artist Statements

Forever Flowers


While painting, a joyful warmth washes over me. Like a child having a bit of a lark senses that she has gotten away with something quite special. She knows she wasn’t alone while she was creating. Playful Angels guided her blissful brushes. A slight feeling of guilt tickles her mind because she knows only she will get credit for the new work of art.

With all that nature has endowed us, flowers have always intrigued me. Photography allows me to capture the intricacy of a flower. I am awestruck by the magnificence of a single blossom. The contrast of colors, the sun creating translucent petals and intriguing shadows make for challenging compositions. I work with multiple layers of thinly tinted color to capture the delicacy of each petal. Of course, there is always a few bugs, perhaps a bird and always a bumble bee to add a bit of whimsey.

My wish for you who view my paintings is that a smile brightens your face or . . . a little giggle warms your heart. Only then is my work is complete.

 

Abstract Art


Abstract art has beckoned me for some time. It evokes feelings, thoughts, and emotions which direct the form versus catering to a form. Putting it another way, it’s when your brushes are free to dance across the paper, waltzing from one puddle of color into another. It’s musical – it makes me feel like dancing. For this reason, I have named this series after some of my favorite dances.

Art is not so much about what ends up on the canvas as it is about the process. For me, creativity in any form is a release, an expression in and of itself, a connection to something beyond our understanding, something that connects us all. I hope you enjoy your dance through my Abstract Series.