Acrylic Paint, Pigma Ink And Graphite Pencil On Canvas
24 x 24 x 1.5"
This painting started without thought or direction. I began with action strokes, and continued looking carefully to discover what was emerging, adding layers and making changes until it felt "right". I see a bird of prey stretching after a fish dinner, with only the bones remaining.
Art has been my always been my passion, and I am grateful to now be able to paint daily. My extensive, but eclectic art education includes continuous art classes K-12, a Studio Art Minor from Randolph College, an Associates in Applied Science from FIT in NYC, and many classes at the Virginia Museum School of Visual Arts. I received a first-place award and a judge's choice award at Arts On The Lawn, second place awards at Arts at Bellgrade and the Hanover Arts Fest, a juror's choice award at the Shockoe Bottom Arts Center, and more recently an honorable mention at The JCC You Belong Here II Show.
I currently create abstract mixed media artworks with acrylic paint and mediums, graphite, hectograph and watercolor pencils, ink, oil pastels, etc. on canvas or board. Paintings begin without thought and preconception, trying to see and develop what is emerging from the canvas. I continue to work in layers, focusing on contrast, line, color, form, texture, etc., until the painting feels done. The end result is always surprising.