Size: 40"W x 16"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
I began this painting with layers of different colors until I built up to a bold golden yellow. Orange and green show through around the edges and throughout the canvas. The bright red poppies almost jump off the canvas to get away from a raging fire burning behind them.
The edges of the canvas are painted black.
I’m a self-taught artist, wife, and mother. Art has played a big part in my life since early childhood and I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. My passion for art was fueled by an inspirational high school art teacher who gave me the confidence to keep moving forward and experiment with my creativity. I spent most of my young adult life in central Florida where I was inspired by tropical or coastal landscapes, but now that I’m living in the Midwest I find my inspirations changing to fit my new surroundings. Aside from traditional paintings, I love creating silly children’s art, fun cartoon like pop art and mixed media pieces. When I step back and laugh out loud with a big grin on my face, I know that I am accomplishing my goal. Evoking laughter or a smile leaves me feeling great, and that is a feeling I strive to share with others! My favorite medium is acrylic because it is water soluble and easy to work with. I enjoy painting on canvas and wood with brushes and palette knives. Using different tools and supplies gives me a feeling of adventure and freedom and helps promote creativity. I reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my husband of eighteen years Rob, son Cole, and cat Lovebug.