Size: 28"W x 22"H x 1"D
The title for this cheerful painting is obvious, since the entire painting is bathed in sunny warmth. This painting is from 2012, and is a matted watercolor. It is not framed. My inspiration in creating this piece were the farm fields of Minnesota, in the northern part of the state near Duluth, one of my favorite cities in Minnesota, and also the most hilly. I grew up in a small town in Minnesota, surrounded by farm fields, and this one is painted from my imagination and memories.
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.