Size: 36"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Ready to Hang
I visited Costa Rica a few years ago and was greatly inspired by the natural beauty there. It is a magical, enchanting country and felt ancient, like many civilizations had lived there before the present day. This painting is my interpretation of this wonderful place and the spell it put on me. In the background is Arenal, the active volcano I saw there. This painting is acrylic on canvas and ready for hanging in a light colored bamboo frame.
Long ago in a galaxy not very far away, I was a talented child drawer. That morphed into a love of painting that I have had most of my life. 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.