Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
This abstract acrylic painting is done on special paper called YUPO. It is a unique surface that allows strange and science-y type effects to come from all kinds of paints. In abstract usage it's the most interesting because as an artist I can form these strange, surreal landscapes that could be microscopic or macro in size. THis one I think of as being an interior, on the cellular level, but I really wish people would come up with their own interpretations of any abstract paintings that I do. It's easier for people to relate to artwork they like that way. This painting's size includes the white mat that it comes in, and it is not framed.
Many years ago in the frozen north (Minnesota) I was a talented child drawer. That led to a love of painting that I have had all of my life. I received a degree in illustration while in high school. Later I studied fine arts painting at a MN university and have been painting ever since. I paint mostly in acrylic and watercolors but I also do occasional oil paintings. I do portraits, landscapes, and abstracts, and occasional series like wildlife on abstract backgrounds. I'm very interested in environmental causes and often do paintings about those themes. I sometimes work in a series but ultimately paint what inspires me. Originally from MN, I have also lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, North Dakota, and northern Minnesota. I don't really love to move, but I love to travel, especially to central America. Sometimes I interpret my travel photos later as paintings. I now live in the Atlanta Georgia area with my husband and cute dog. My studio is in my home so I can paint at 3:00 am if I want to, and yes, that happens. I'm a night owl painter, because that's often when the magic happens.