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My Background

My Inspiration

My Background

My love for creating art began as a child whenever I could get my hands on paper, crayons, scissors, and glue.  The magic of seeing a blank piece of paper  become a colorful picture was pure  joy!   Though I feel I've been a creative person all my life,  it wasn't until my  40's that I seriously pursued being an artist.  It only  took one class at a local art studio to re-ignite my desire to create art but with way better supplies, tools, and techniques!   I love the challenge of finding new ways to express myself with art. 

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My Mediums

My Inspiration

My Background

Using a variety of mediums and mixed media techniques, I may  integrate multiple layers of acrylic paint, papers, gels, text, mark making, and at times found and recycled objects.  In addition I often incorporate five or more layers of resin in my process.   Resin can be challenging but I love it's glass-like quality and visual depth and dimension I can achieve by building up alternating layers of resin and mixed media.  The painting develops as I continually layer and edit the surface.

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My Inspiration

My Inspiration

My Inspiration

My love of vivid color and texture is what motivates me whether working in an abstract or impressionistic style.  Each painting becomes a journey guided by curiosity, intuition, and spontaneity as countless ideas guide me.  Inspiration may come from a memory, words, music or what's happening around me.   The painting unfolds as each successive layer leads me closer to my 'aha' moment.   In the process of storytelling, I find it often reveals a universal truth.  If I feel it, maybe someone else will too.

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