Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
This was the first intuitive painting in a series called "weathered and worn" which explores ways to create the look of age, graffiti, effects of weather and age in a creative manner. It brings in the element of wabi sabi - which involves finding beauty in simple things one would not expect. This painting was done wiht some collage, some scraping away and painting over in layers, acrylic mediums as well as inks.
I am a self-taught artist who has been painting and learning for around 50 years. In addition to high school art classes I've learned by doing, failing, observing and studying various books by a number of artists. I was born in St. Augustine, Florida and as a teenager lived next to a successful artist whose studio I enjoyed seeing and who gave me various pointers. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the US and a very "artsy" place. I have lived a number of other places, all of which added inspiration to be creative in their own way. In Florida I was a charter member of the local art league and exhibited and sold paintings in their venues, at a local state park's art shop, restaurants and even windows in the local mall as well as online. My husband and I are retired and we recently moved to Spring City, Tennessee, which is quaint and surrounded by mountains. We live on a hill with a view of the lake and mountains so even going outside is an inspiration. I hope that my art is something that adds beauty and joy to the lives of those that have my paintings, which are in collections around the United States as well as Canada and England.