Subject Tags: multi-panel, multimedia, texture, abstract expressionism, large painting, large abstract, dynamic, bold colors, original artwork, original painting, textured painting, mixed media, non-objective, abstract art
Size: 72"W x 48"H x 1.75"D
Year Created: 2005
Ready to Hang
This is one of a series of large non-objective abstracts and probably my favorite of the series. It consists of six separate wood panels that are 24x24 inches each. I used a variety of media in this painting to create the various textures and colors. One of the things I love most about this style of art is that the content for me as the artist is lies more in the process of making it than anything else. These paintings start with a basic color scheme or shape and then they evolve from that point. I don't like to plan these too much because I love the continuous creativity involved in making them. For the viewer, the content is completely subjective and can change over time.
My grandmother, who is also an artist, taught me to sketch from life when I was around 9 years old and from that point there was no turning back for me. I graduated from The University of Montana with a BFA in painting and drawing after which I served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching art at a rural school for the deaf in the West African country of Ghana. It was in Ghana that I discovered a love for teaching and it was that love that led me to obtaining my Masters in Art Education from the University of Arizona. I am currently a High School Art teacher in the Seattle area and am very fortunate to not only be a practicing artist but to be able to help my students to become great artists in their own right.