Size: 9"W x 6"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2016
This painting comes matted to an 8x10 frame size with a foam board backing. It can easily be set into a standard 8x10 frame size or can be viewed as is in it's acetate free bag.
This piece is a study of the figure. All of my paintings are less about accurately portraying the body and more about capturing a feeling or connection to the figure portrayed in the piece.
I work on accomplishing this by letting my mediums do what they do best. Paint is best enjoyed and funner to work with when you do not try to control it to much. I recreate the figure with a back seat approach in the hopes of capturing something unexpected and maybe poetic.
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.