I have always appreciated and enjoyed the arts and came to painting later in life. For as long as I can remember I have dabbled in various arts related projects, which encouraged me to find my way to painting. My professional life includes working at the Getty Museum in Malibu, California with the Associate Director in charge of public programs. In 1998 I began taking a variety of art classes at College of Marin, Kentfield, California, and later various print workshops in New Mexico to expand my interest in different forms and mediums. After some years of painting watercolor representational still lifes, landscapes and portraits I found myself drawn to the abstract using water based oils. I employ various tools and applications to explore texture, lots of paint and color to add dimension to the work. The randomness and freedom of this process continues to challenge me as much as it gives great pleasure. But it is color that drives me, inspires me, leading me along to create, always surprising. In the end “a painting is a painting, and not words describing the artist or the place it was made or the people who commissioned it”.*
 
In 2006 I was the featured artist in the “Small Works” show at the Third Moon Gallery in Corrales, a contemporary fine arts gallery where I was a contributing artist. 

          “Nothing is less real than realism”  Georgia O’Keeffe
 
*James Elkins, What Painting Is


 

 


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