Size: 6"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.
The figure is my favorite subject matter to paint. Not just for its complexity in anatomy, shadows and form but for its relationship to our identity of self. Draw a quick gesture of a figure and our minds fill in the rest of the story, typically, relating to our own personal experiences.
This is why I always find it difficult to title my work and try to keep it as simple as possible. What is simply a painting of three figures may represent a story of isolation and loneliness between three people to one person or a story of growing friendship between three people to someone else.
Ultimately I want the viewer to relate to the image in a personal and unique way.
This piece, originally 6x6", is matted to a 12x12 inch size with backing ready for a frame. Comes delivered in an archival acetate bag.
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.