My Grandkids and I have a tradition of doing a sunset dance whenever we are together at sunset. It is joyous, heartwarming and can end in complete silliness. Painting fills me with those same feelings.
I've been a wanna-be artist my whole life, but I thought unless you could draw something exactly as it looked, you were not an artist. Well, it only took me 5o some years to figure out that an artist can be creative in many ways. So for the second half of my life, I began a career as an artist!
As a self taught artist, I have learned by trial and error. When I discovered alcohol inks, my whole world opened up. I have been creating with inks for several years now and learning something new every day. I love the vibrant colors and the movement of alcohol inks. There are always surprises that come with working with inks and they always seem to make what I had envisioned even better. I've learned to let the inks lead the way. I like to say my work leans toward abstract realism with a hint of “feel-good.”
As you browse through my paintings, think of them as a bit of a sunset dance through art- filling your heart with joy, warmth and a bit of silliness.
Most of my art is available in traditional photo prints or metal prints and some are available in notecards. If you don't see a size of print or metal that you would like, please contact me.
Traditional Prints: Professionally printed on professional quality photo paper and come with bright white acid-free matting.
Metal Prints: Printed on a sturdy sheet of aluminum, they have phenomenal saturation and brightness. They are ready to hang with attached brackets and appear to "float" 3/4" off the wall. They look absolutely beautiful. The vivid, vibrant colors really pop on the metal background and provide a great "wow" factor. If you've been to one of my shows, you've seen how vibrant these metal prints really are.