I was recently struck by the phrase "embrace impermanence".
How apt in so many ways!
To work creatively, to be an artist, is the relish change and experimentation.
The visual arts are bound by form: line, shape, value, color and texture.
As an artist, I love the challenge of exploring these elements in a variety of mediums.
My current work follows themes of change, movement, and evolution in dynamic mixed media pieces.
I am also intrigued as to how these themes apply to the natural world.
My garden and surrounding patches of undeveloped land often provide context and inspiration.
I create art to enrich my life, and hopefully to enrich my collectors' personal surroundings with colorful, contemplative images.
A painting can be soothing or stimulating. The visual arts, like music have a wide emotional range.
My degree in Fine Art focused on drawing the human form, and for many years I was primarily a portrait artist.
I also did equestrian pieces and landscapes in watercolor and acrylic.
Currently I have added mixed media paintings and collage to the mediums I enjoy working with.