You know how some simple thing like a kid, a kitten, a cloud or a puddle can uplift you? That’s what I want to share and in doing so, I’m extending my pleasure by painting it.
Recently I experienced the pure joy of working without an image. I tried some colored paper cutouts and then discovered the improved acrylics! They are even more fun because they’re so much faster. I hope the fun shows! And, my love of COLOR!
TRAINING: BFA at Syracuse U., a course in sculpture at Wm & Mary, a course in painting at The Art Students League in NYC. and recently, a student of Nancy Hillis, a great, on-line teacher for abstract painting.
INFLUENCES: Norman Rockwell, Henri Matisse, Fairfield Porter, Joan Mitchell, Wolf Kahn, Wayne Thiebaud, Nell Blaine, Kaffe Fassett, and Krista Harris. Sculptors: Jules Dalou, Deborah Butterfield, Jurga Martin, Karen Fawcett, and Chihuly, the incredible colorful glass sculptor.
ACCOLADES: being in the collection of The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond,Va.
BLESSINGS: The many fans and collectors who have been the frosting on my cake!