Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
As we drove through sunny southern France, I promised myself to paint the beauty. I took numerous pictures. This scene evokes the joy from the wide open space that has a feeling and a unique landscape particular to France and very different from the wide open spaces of the plains states in the United States. Enjoy the deep yellows of the fields of mustard. Feel the sun bursting through the clouds to brighten the day, and seek the adventure to be found in the far off mountains.
As a lifetime artist, my gift has carried me through doldrums, heartbreak, joy and celebration. As I have returned to doing art everyday, my soul is being strengthened and healed of wounds and vices. With gratitude for the opportunity to give the gift of healing and joy, I offer my original pieces to you. My undergraduate degree is in art from the University of Southern Indiana. From 5th to 9th grades, I studied watercolor with Judy Wengrovitz, an amazing teacher and artist. My style is influenced by my favorite artists: Whistler, Winslow Homer, Sargent, Monet, El Greco, Sorolla, and many others. Ideas come to me as I see places or as visions when I am praying. I create sketches and notes and import photos to use as idea bases using an app called Notability. Then I get to work. Usually music of praise or the rosary is on in the background, but I find that I do not directly hear them. In addition, time is suspended. Timers remind me to eat or to stop at a certain time to fulfill obligations. Painting is a time to commune with another reality.