Size: 30"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I painted this from memory after a severe snowstorm. I wanted to capture the power and energy of the storm and the sense of atmosphere that I felt. I used palette knife. leaving, thick impasto. The sides of the painting are painted in a pale ground color and the back is wired for hanging.
For me, art is visual language, a form of communication as important as speech. I work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media. My work varies from abstraction to representational. My work is done plein air as well as in the studio. My inspirations come from nature, science, feelings, and my own spiritual beliefs. Abstraction gives me a vehicle to express my wonder at the intangible mysteries of the universe. When I am inspired to create after the physical world, I prefer to work from life where possible, but also rely on previous sketches, my own photographs, and memories. I grew up in a family with artists and drew constantly as a child. I attended the University of Maryland and earned a B.S. degree, studying design and making drawings of floor plans and building renderings. My love of drawing continued and I kept sketchbooks for decades, which eventually led to painting. I focus on drawing from within to find new ways of communicating deeper meaning through painting. I live and work in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where I have taught private lessons. I like working with a customer to do commissioned pieces for a specific space. My work has been collected by individuals as well as corporations.