For me, art is life and life is about art. My patrons tell me my art never gets old.
After years of painting, I’ve learned how to ditch my inner critic and laugh at my ego. Gratefully I finally realized creating art is my passion and have devoted my life to that passion.
I paint Florals because life is tenuous. Flowers remind us we are only here a short time and to enjoy it.
I paint Nature because nature heals. Too many of us are too often disconnected from the natural world, My paintings help maintain that connection.
I paint Abstracts because they change as you change. Collectors of my art tell me everytime they look at my abstracts they see it in a new way. Abstracts are mood rings for your space. They reflect your emotions and surprise you with what your subconscious mind may be pondering.
I paint full time and have done so for over 20 years, so I'm no spring chicken but still have fresh paint and brushes with spring in them. Not comparing myself to Monet but I've determined I will do what he did = have the brushes tied to his little old hands so he could paint till he dropped.
My art has been purchased by people from many countries around the world. I've shown and been awarded at art shows such as Ironstone Spring Art Show and Gallo’s Annual Art show. I’ve exhibited in San Joaquin, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and San Mateo Counties as well as Embler Airport Art Galleries at JFK Airport, New York, Miami, Florida, and Sao Paolo Brazil. I’ve also had my art in Art Slant Hong Kong. Currently my art can be seen by appointment at my Atelier in East Sonora or of course on this online gallery.
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.
I am addicted to color in all its forms. Mostly I trust natures palette. It.Is.Never.Wrong.
I love my home state California. From its coastal magnificence to the peaks of the Sierra Mountains.
California is full of bio, ethnic, cultural, and geographical diversity; and I love it.
Contemporary Artists who inspire me are Germany’s Gerhard Richter who refused to be bound by the restrictions of one style or medium. American Watercolorist Jane Hofstetter, whose unique encouragement gave me the confidence to trust in myself. Both master artists have shown the world artists need not be bound by rigid identifying styles.
We are free to change as often as the muse within inspires.
Inspiration does not come at you in a straight line. The best thing to do is to paint. Forget yourself and Inspiration will find you.
I move back and forth between painting with oil and then watercolor. Because some of my students want to paint in Acrylic I'm finding myself intriqued with it again. I just don't want to be limited.
I don't plan it, but I paint in one medium for weeks or months and then switch to another. It's inexplicable, I feel it makes be better in both. ?? . hmmm? I know, it makes no sense.
I love painting in series, it could be subject, style, or color. Changing things up keeps me pushing and challenging myself. I paint to grow in self-awareness. I paint because I must.
My favorite series was a series of 15 portraits of international children. . that series now resides at Resiliency Village a unique Village for unsheltered people in Sonora, California, my adopted hometown. .
My paintings have been awarded at most of our regional area art shows. My art can be found in collections in many countries,
Every day I think; the greatest Highlight is yet to come.
But, honestly the greatest HIGHLIGHT of all is when years ago, I realized each morning I wake up, and the first thing I think of is: : today I can paint.
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