As I move and mix paint to add complexity and layers to my art, I am reminded of the complexity and layering we add to ourselves as we experience life. The process of accepting imperfections and embracing the unique is key in life and in art. Through my work, I attempt to illustrate and document this beautiful process.
I like to begin my paintings with an under-painting that include drips and many colors. This frees me to look for spontaneous shapes and color combinations that inspire and “talk” to me as I develop them into a finished painting. I let the under layers I am proud of shine through and add complementing layers and interesting detail until I feel it is the best it can be and is something others are drawn to.
My goal in creating art is to share the beauty and transportation art can give those who stop to see it. I make art that offers a place of tranquility, inspiration and rejuvenation for my collectors. My hope is that my art gives a brief break from the constant noise that is today's busy world.
I'm driven by the freeing process of combining colors and moving and mixing paint. Self-taught, I studied a variety of mediums and with professional artists over the years as I experimented and found my voice. My process of making art includes the act of intuitively solving a series of problems. I use my training and experience in art and life to create paintings and drawings that offers multiple interpretations.
My family and I moved from Woodinville, WA and lived just west of Paris in France between 2003-2005. While there, I decided to work on my French by taking a year long art class from Madame Anne-Marie Volodos in the small village of LePeq. While I can't say it helped my ability to understand or speak the language, it was an incredible learning experience and did re-ignite my lifelong interest in making art. When we returned stateside in 2005, long-time mentor and abstract instructor Michael Ottersen at the Kirkland Art Center in Kirkland, WA lead me to abstract art after a still life class. "Don't knock it till you try it," he said. I tried it, and I was hooked. We moved to Colorado in 2011, allowing me to further expand my exposure to abstract and figurative work.while being inspired by its expansive and beautiful landscape.
With a BA in Communications/Advertising from the University of Washington, I've found painting is just another form of communicating. A native of Washington state, Colorado is now where I call home. A lover of baseball, golf and a real estate copywriter, sports and houses appear in her abstract expressionism and figurative work. She works from her downtown Denver "Studio D" at Prism Workspaces, a vibrant artist community.