Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
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.
Long ago in a galaxy far away, I was a talented child drawer, and that morphed into a love of painting. I received a degree in illustration while in high school. Later I studied fine arts painting at a university and have been painting ever since. I paint mostly in acrylic and watercolors. 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 am now doing an ongoing abstract series based on astronomy, a long-time love of mine. I am originally from Minnesota. 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 for me, that's when the magic happens.