Size: 30"W x 40"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2005
Ready to Hang
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 more fun to work with when you do not try to control it too much. I recreate the figure with a back seat approach in the hopes of capturing something unexpected and poetic.
This is one of my older paintings in which I still worked in oil paint.
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.