Size: 6"W x 6"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2017
Beginning in May, the ubiquitous rhododendron reveal their luscious colors in large clusters of blooms all over Oregon. I wanted to painted the bright fuchsia colors of this bush when I came upon it walking in Laurelhurst Park on a sunny day. I chose to use acrylic for its transparent properties, to achieve the brightness
This is still life is painted from life, not photographs. Measuring 6 x 6 inches on 0.25 in panel, it fits in a standard sized frame with or without matting. I only use artist grade paints, and it is sealed with acrylic varnish and signed by artist. A certificate of authenti
Since I was a child old enough to wield a writing instrument, I loved drawing and applying color. I did not have formal instruction except drawing and introduction to painting in college but pursued medicine as a career. Over the years, creating for my children and their school projects, family and friends were my only creative outlets. I have taught myself a myriad of art media, craft and digital media skills which continued to develop my sense of design, color and craftsmanship. In 2015 I began committing to keeping a sketch diary, recording visual snapshots of my daily life in ink and watercolor wash. Simultaneously, I painted a 12 x 9 foot grand palace staircase for the school play, which led to a commissioned piece. The overwhelmingly encouraging responses from these two works gave me prompted to dive into to painting seriously. A little after that year, I was painting nearly every day and emboldened to claim the title, artist.