I grew up hearing about atmospheric perspective, values, cool and warm, light and shade, form, contrast, and mostly composition. I was encouraged to use my time creating in one way or another. I was never allowed a paint by number set.
Then one day, at age 59, long after my parents were deceased, I decided to take a 3 hour course at an art gallery on acrylic painting “just for fun”. I was hooked. There is a book by Elizabeth Gilbert called “Big Magic” in which she describes that moment when a creative idea that has been dancing around in the universe, and the person who has been waiting to discover it, come together. That’s how it was for me. I never even knew I could draw, but the colors, composition, brush strokes, perspective, somehow all made sense to me. Since that very moment of revelation, I have felt my parents painting through me. It is one of the ties that binds me to them.
I feverishly began painting using acrylics and spent some time exploring the medium of gouache. However, I am in love with the vibrancy and of oil paints. I love the freedom of oil painting – moving the paint around on the canvas, watching a painting come to life with just a few highlights or dabs of the brush. I love the texture of oil paintings, being able to use a brush or palette knife, to create a painting with identifiable strokes that catches the light in varying ways.
I hope you enjoy viewing my work. Feel free to reach out if you would like a custom painting of a meaningful place or picture. I love to create work that evokes great memories for you.
I live in New Hampshire and am surrounded by 4 children and 8 grandchildren. It is an active, exciting, blessed life.
About The Artist