"I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it." -Pablo Picasso
This quote seems so fitting to the courage it takes to create what seems to come straight out of one's heart and soul! Through imagination and a passion for expressive color, my many journeys across America translate into bold watercolor paintings and playful sketches. Born in Oceanside California and raised on the East coast of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, my love of coastlines and small towns gives me a unique sense of place. With watercolor works as colorful and diverse as the beauty and ruggedness of familiar rural landscapes, (which recently include the Midwest life in Nebraska and Kansas), these collections of work speak about travel, experiences, aspirations, and passions that are part of a life lived traveling from coast to coast. New horizons and opportunities to create are swiftly developing through workshops and connections with creative individuals and organizations. Look for shows in 2022 that include the Dane G. Hansen Museum in Logan, KS where I will be the featured artist in September of 2022 and 2023, and at the Norton County Arts Council Art Show in November 2022.
New works evolve and become part of a colorful visual story. I am so thankful to be part of incredibly talented groups of artists that share a love of the arts and the benefits they bring to individuals in every walk of life, through art shows, classes, and competitions. I am privileged to belong to the following organizations, and I promote them with honor.
Studio space can take on many forms of inspiration and energy that we surround ourselves in. No matter what space we use to create, the mind and spirit tuck away visual and internal interpretations that are transformed to visual sketches which work their way into becoming paintings. You will see many of my works entitled "Studio I" or "Studio II" series. Studio I was humble but productive, an art truck that gave me a personal space to create many of my first works. Studio II-more masterful-yet not as settled. My goal for Studio III will be a more permanent unique space to teach, inspire, and critique art among fellow artists. In the meantime, I am setting up small studios in Kansas and Arizona to complete work for various art shows and exhibitions.
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