Size: 30"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Learning to listen to your inner voice is an important part of being an artist, especially when painting intuitively. This painting was part of a demonstration I did for one of my workshops. It sat in my studio, staring at me, for a couple of weeks. I sincerely meant to put it back up on the easel, but couldn't shake the feeling that there was nothing more I could add to complete it. So, after rotating the canvas several times, I finally saw it! There is a vase of flowers sitting on a circular tablecloth and there are a couple of pears to the left of the vase. Serendipity! The painting practically painted itself and "told" me what it wanted to be! Love when this happens!
Still-life with Pears measures 30"x30". This large textured canvas is stretched on 1.5" bars. The sides are painted in a gray/black micaceous iron oxide. The painting is wired, ready to hang and framing is not needed. It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.
When most people think of abstract art, they tend to think of art that is difficult to understand without an esoteric explanation by a highbrow, big city art critic or created by an angst driven starving artist in a dusty garret. That is not the kind of abstract art I like to create. My original paintings are usually inspired by nature or music and are intended to lift the spirit. Strong composition, visual texture, bold use of color, and trusting my intuition are just some of the elements that I employ in creating works that elicit emotional responses from viewers. My work, at times, may be subtle, and at other times vibrant and bold. I am a prolific painter and credit my ability to master a variety of techniques to my experience as an art teacher. My journey as an artist began a long time ago. After several years spent teaching art to high school students and several more years raising our 3 sons, I was finally able to devote myself to creating art. What initially started as a project to decorate my own home, quickly became a full-time business of supplying custom art to interior designers. In time, I "discovered" the internet and began showing my work to the world. My original paintings are found in collections throughout the US and Europe. Be assured that you are purchasing an original work of art, created with only the finest professional artist materials. "To create a powerful and moving abstract image is a gratifying experience for any artist. To have that image appreciated by the viewer is an even greater joy." Filomena Close