I use Oil on Canvas, I work Wet on Wet using Color paint directly from the tube, blending it on the canvas. I like using strong outlines to emphasize a structural element of the work, I start with a pre-drawn idea and the work evolves as it is painted.
I have a hard time defining myself, because I feel that I am constantly evolving. I love the use of color & pattern to evoke emotion. I want my work to have an abstract quality yet have a structural imagery in it. I feel that this helps people relate to the painting & aid in its emotional quality.
Paintings should surprise, I work with Oil due to its sensual qualities and my work is surreal. My Artwork can have a sense of humor & is inspired by nature & personal experience. I’m an avid distance Runner, ideas & images often come to me as I run. When I get back home, I try to re-create the images & later paint them.
I was born in Chicago, Illinois. Since my Teen years, I had interest in many different forms of art, from Oil Painting to Wood Carvings & Wire Art. I began college at DePaul University (Chicago) as an Art major, however, I learned that I would need a solid job to survive, I changed Majors & became a Registered Nurse. Upon retiring, I have pursued my love of Art full time.
In 2008, we moved from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Naples, Florida. We now live between Flat Rock, NC. & Naples, where I have my two Art Studios.
While living in Colorado, I had success selling Wood Carvings, Paintings & Wire Sculptures at various local stores & Studios.
When I’m not Painting, Carving or Sculpting, I spend my time running in various Ultra Running events (100 mile races) in various locations across the USA.
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