Subject Tags: italy, tree, willow, fountain, forest, structure, park, natural, trees, autumn, plant, colorful, fall, leaf, leaves, wood, bright, yellow, scenic, color, paint drips, semiabstract, original acrylic painting, green, italian cypress, cypress trees, landscape
Size: 9"W x 6"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2017
This painting comes matted with a foam core backing. It can be easily placed in a standard size frame or displayed as is in the acetate free bag in which it arrives
My Paintings fall somewhere between representational and abstract. I love very much the working properties of acrylic paint and the amazing range of versatility that it offers in technique. I try to exploit this in my work. From thin washes to the thickest of paste to paint that comes three dimensional off the support, you can see it all.
If it was not for the fact that I love having a subject as a representative for the human condition I would probably be exclusively an abstract painter. But the subject either in a pose, at rest, or in motion has great interpretative power for the personal experience of the individual viewer.
I consider the piece to be a great success if it has captured movement or non-movement (stillness, rest, thought). All of ones emotions are epitomized by these two forces.
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.