I do the same thing again
and again ~ but differently each time.
In my former life, I painted animal portraits and
landscapes. Although rewarding, I really didnt enjoy the
process. So about ten years ago I decided to take the plunge
I took an abstract painting course. I was hooked!
My art is instinctive, playful and colorful and my attraction
to this type of expression is powerful. I refer to my technique
as extreme doodling, which has been a part of me for as long
as I can remember. Throughout my life after a telephone call,
I would look down at the paper in front of me and find an intricate
drawing which I had done during the call, never thinking that
I would someday do this on purpose.
Without any specific plan, I usually start my pieces with random
markings and a color or two of acrylic paint. Then I work in
more colors and lines with oil pastel crayons called Caran darche
(my favorite part of the process). All the while I apply lots
of paper taken from magazines, newspapers, catalogues,
greeting cards and photographs. My unexplainable intuition leads
me in placing my paint and paper next to one another. I keep
fine tuning my strokes and colors until they feel right to me.
At first my pieces might appear to be complex but my work expresses
a connected positive force. My objects give my art
substance while the linear aspects move the viewer around the
piece. My audience often finds unexpected characters residing
in my art not something that I intended and that
usually leads to some interesting interactions. I take great
pleasure from that type of exchange and it reinforces my desire
to create. My aspiration is that my artistic labor will lighten
your heart as well.