I am a New Hampshire artist working in acrylic paints and inks. Born in Southern California, I cultivated an interest in art and music at an early age, playing the piano and sketching throughout my life. More recently, I began to develop an appreciation for abstract art and started experimenting with various abstract art styles.
The inspiration for my art comes from poems or films that influence me, land and seascapes from my travels, the color palettes of the great masters, and various contemporary and classical artists. My intent is to draw the viewer in, through the use of light, color and movement, striving to evoke a positive response with my work. Kandinsky once said that “color is a power which directly influences the soul” and I firmly believe it is as powerful as any other aspect of a painting. I use colors that complement one another and add light to create interest and inspiration. It is very rewarding when clients share with me that my art touches them in a unique way. I paint with a feeling of gratitude and try to convey that emotion through my work. When I begin a piece, I usually have a broad concept in mind but allow myself to be open to adjusting it as I work, letting the brush and canvas lead me on the journey. My technique includes brushwork, palette knife, pouring and gestural painting.
I have participated in juried events including the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 2020 Annual Exhibition, the Greenwich Art Society 103rd Annual Bendheim Exhibit, the Art Impact International “Pandemic, The Light Therein” Exhibition, selection for the Conception Art Show in Boston, and the “Deck the Walls” Exhibition in Exeter, NH. My work has earned recognition in various online venues, garnering several Honorable Mention, Special Merit and Special Recognition awards. I have taken art and sculpting courses at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (New England College Institute of Art and Design) and am also a member of the Manchester Artists Association.
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