About The Artist
I am essentially a self taught artist. I originally indulged my love of color and design by making and designing hand dyed silk clothing, Always inquisitive, I am motivated to expand my artistic horizons by experimentation with a variety of different mediums. My goal and challenge is to explore new ways to work with each medium, depending on the mood I wish to create.
My large flower paintings are inspired by the need to capture the "soul" of the flower. The sensual forms of a flower generate a desire to express the "spirit" I feel when I explore deep within the abstracted center of these forms. I feel a compulsion to draw those forms over and over, connecting me to my soul and spirit within.
Experienced in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel, I am now focusing on the ancient medium of Encaustic (painting with molten wax and resin) I am drawn to the beautiful translucency created with overlapping layers of color and the addition of collage elements which add depth to the visual theme.
I have recently discovered the delights of Polymer Clay. The immediacy and sensuality of working with the clay is very tactile and addicting. Polymer clay is similar to Encaustic in that each medium involves transparency and layering. I have collected beads and vintage jewelry over a lifetime, and mixing them with the polymer clay is very creative. I think as I get older, it is good to work with something small that can be made within a day or less.
Please explore my gallery of art categories I work in many mediums...watercolor, oils, acrylics, encaustic, pastel, silk painting and jewelry.