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A LIFELONG RELATIONSHIP WITH WATER 


There is something about the ocean that draws me to hear and see herShe gives me comfort and peace as waves move endlessly to the shore. Her creatures are complex yet simple in their daily existence. Mother Nature is perfect. I don’t try to recreate it.

I try to interpret what I have seenI try to envision it through the eyes and mind of an impressionistThe emotion and colors I hope to share inflluence my collectors to experience it.

I believe that the best way to capture the oceans and her waters is by the bold strokes of oils. As you look at my work you will see the inspired use of color in hints of Van Gogh and Monet. The strokes of color suggest motion and movement giving a sense of life to each of the animals in the scenes. The same is true for water movement and land scapes. Color evokesmovement in a still work. My collectors tell me they can get lost in a piece because motion, whether in the trees or animals, gives them a sense of awareness.

These works were also inspired by a life long relationship with water beginning when I was a child learning to swim. I teach people to relax in water, to share water. I have taken my love for water to the worlds oceans and learned to scuba dive. Many of the works that you will experience are originals from pictures I have taken at depth. Now, I hope to share them with you.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

I remember standing in front of Van Gogh when I was ten years old, my mother and grandmother beside me, both of whom were artists. They often took me to wondrous museums and galleries where I learned to appreciate the works of the impressionist painters.

I became a painter as well. In high school I spent hours dwelling on fine details of the tiger’s hair or the lion’s eye to give it a realistic feel. But as I grew older, through college, where I learned from and experienced the art of others, I returned to the wonder of my childhood years and the impressionists.

But like many artists, I used art to pay my bills and began a career in advertising and design where I learned art as a commercial message to consumers. Art paid my bills.

When I became a mother, I brought art and taught art into my children’s lives. From the time they were very young through middle school I taught art to my children’s classmates. Later, when they moved on, I helped children with art in science and large mural projects on public school buildings. I mentored many artists into advanced programs at high school and into careers of their own.

I left teaching to tend to my aging mother. In each day of her ending life, she continued to remind me that artists live on through their work. At her passing, I am grateful for the love of art she has taught me.

What you see in my body of work is the passion of the ten-year-old girl influenced by the generations of women who patiently took her to the vision of the great masters. I hope you enjoy it.