"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, this collection of work speaks about travel, experiences, aspirations, and passions that are part of a life lived with courage found through the arts and connections with creative individuals.
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 of 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 the space we use to create, the mind and spirit tucks away visual and internal interpretations that burst forward and become 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 showcase the arts and artists. This is becoming a reality with the purchase of the Pure Prairie Building in Norton, Kansas built in 1905!
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