Size: 10"W x 10"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2014
This is the initial painting that I made for a much larger piece. I like the mood that this pose creates in a painting, it is one of self reflection, longing, and dreams. I used multiple techniques to create the texture including a knife and molding paste that was then etched into with a point of some kind.
It is almost as though she has her own window in the sky to reflect upon the world with.
There were few possibilities that life would lead me to, but for a career in the arts. My first love was in dance which I studied intensely. Through college I studied ballet, design, drawing and painting, but I also learned the art of stained glass. After graduation I lived in Seattle and worked for an architectural glass studio working with large fused glass installation pieces. I also worked for seven years in costuming for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and learned a lot about the body. Through all of this I have continued to develop my painting and drawing skills. For the last ten years or more I have focused solely on a painting and drawing career and in developing work that captures my thinking.