Size: 6"W x 6"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2013
This painting is from a series of paintings where line is an important element in expressing the gesture of the figures. The figure in these paintings are more abstract and vague intentionally. I want the viewer to relate to the human figure not to any specific person. The qualities of paint can relay so much emotion. Whether it is a thin wispy wash or a thick and sensuous pass with the palette knife, watching paint move across a surface is just the perfect language to express my non linear thinking!
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.