All my life I’ve been interested in expressing myself through art. I have a double major in art and anthropology that I earned when I attended the University of New Mexico. Through the years, I drew using graphite and ink, and painted with pastels.
When I lived in California and Oregon through the 1900s, I showed and sold my work in several galleries and exhibits. After I moved to Aiken, S.C. in 2000, I began painting in oils. Six years ago I moved to Acworth, Georgia and continued to express myself through art.
I believe both my age and experiences has influenced what I choose to paint. There are many times when I go through the creative process and strive to capture “A Slice of Daily Life” on canvas. Both the human condition and also my reverence for nature provide a wealth of subject material to draw on.
In the creative process, I first decide on whether to focus primarily on the subject, or a mood that I’m attempting to convey. As I paint I decide how much symbolic or realistic elements I want to incorporate into the painting.
I also enjoy painting portraits; many of the subjects that I select to paint live on the fringe of society. They may be a barker at the State Fair, a Harley Davidson biker, a wrestler, a Vietnam veteran, or a ninety year old farmer. I’m passionate about capturing the essence and uniqueness of each individual