Subject Tags: change, creativity, inspirational, white suit, personal growth, southwestern, san francisco buildings, artistic woman, artists, thought provoking, inspiring women, brick wall, journey, rooftops, architecture, nature-inspired, zen, her, sky, nature, figures, portraits, modern, woman, growth, evolution, artist, up, growing, development, house, orange
Size: 21"W x 21"H x 1.25"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
"Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is."
A textured acrylic painting depicting the evolution of a creative person. *2012 Painting *Ships fresh from my studio in the Greater Philadelphia Area *Award winning Artist *Certificate of Authenticity *Ready to hang *Signed in back *Ships within two business days *21x21x1.0" on archival gallery wrap canvas, sides painted, no need to frame it. About Me: My work primarily involves a blend of acrylic, ink, and pastels. It's influenced by fashion photography and a childhood spent immersed in the high-end interior design industry. My mother was a successful designer whose work was featured in publications such as Architectural Digest and Southern Living. The emotional content of my work is influenced by growing up in Louisiana before moving to the Northeast in 1991, and all of the cultural differences between the two. To better understand some of the underlying themes that also influence my art, read my(almost) memoir, Please Love Me. It can be found on Amazon, along with my other titles.
I’m an entrepreneur, quality management/assurance consultant to the Fortune 500, an artist, writer, and professional speaker. I have degrees in biological sciences and quality systems engineering. I’m the author of five books, and my art has been represented and shown by galleries in key US markets and abroad. My technical and creative accomplishments may seem unrelated at first glance but they all draw from my ability to utilize both sides of my brain to quickly find connecting dots in chaotic scenarios, both situational and visual. I grew up in an emotional mess and survived by actively searching out “dots” I could connect and use to move forward. I ultimately succeeded through a combination of grit, determination, and risk-taking balanced by logic and creativity. Now, I continue to search for beauty, logic, and meaning in chaotic situations and images. This focus coupled with my education and experience informs my ability to design creatively (painting and writing) as well as on a process level (quality systems) as applied to both the corporate world and life in general. My paintings are generally a blend of acrylic, ink, and pastel. I use my fingers for the majority of the work. I work intuitively with a focus on color and composition. Galleries in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, California, Louisiana, Italy, and Central America have represented and shown my work. It has been acquired by two Italian museums.