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
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.