Subject Tags: oranges, blues and greens, canvas, acrylic on canvas, fun, bright colors abstract, bright colors, brights, colorful art, home interior colorful, colorful painting, extra large abstract, extra large art, colorful abstract, large abstract, large painting, textured painting, urban, contemporary, abstract
Size: 39"W x 61"H x 0.1"D
Sometimes a girl just needs to paint. Abstract backgrounds are a key part of my mixed media work and painting is my first love so why not take my distinctive urban look to the next level. Inspired by urban graffiti, the patinated walls of abandoned buildings and even my paint-splattered studio floor, this painting on unstretched canvas measures approximately 39 x 61 inches (with an additional 2" border all around so it can hang as-is or it can be professionally stretched). Each piece is created by applying many layers of paint which I hand distress by sanding, scraping and rubbing, Then I paint again. The process is very physical and at times I look like I am playing a solo version of Twister or practicing a particularly torturous method of yoga, but it's worth it...I love the results.
A vagabond at heart, I love to explore new places and see things with fresh eyes. Curiosity and a desire for new experiences drive me creatively. Since I can’t be on the the road 24/7 (darn it) I try to bring a fresh perspective to the world I see every day. Often inspired by the chaotic mix of urban scenes, I am also inspired by the peaceful starkness of a desert valley and turned on by the remnants of an abandoned building (oh...the stories I imagine). No matter what the subject is my creative style delivers a distinctive urban vibe (I can’t really explain this...it just is). It turns out it’s not so much about subject matter; it’s more about creating a mood, so it all works best when I create intuitively. The process of layering materials like acrylic paint and paper with hand printed original images emulates things that inspire me – gorgeous color, peeling paint, rust, graffiti, and decay – adding details that help tell our unique stories.