This is a catch up post. Remember long ago a few months ago I had a give away and Susan form Mermaid Gallery was the winner. I never showed you what I made for her. The top photo is a quick snap shot I took of the small painting before I sent it off to Susan and the middle photo is the sweet painting she sent back as a thank you. I meant to show these long ago and time got a way from me.
The bottom photo is a gift from a dear friend in England, Melanie, she was on a trip to the beach and found this lovely tea towel. Melanie knows how much I miss the ocean, so she sent me this along with some postcards. She is always thinking about others. Thank you Melanie and Susan!
Also some of you have asked about Bella, my sweet dog. It has been a long Summer for us both. We have had thunder storms almost daily for 2 months. The worst days were when the thunder was right over my house and boomed away for hours. Lately it has been lighter and shorter. It turns out that absolutely nothing works for her, not even the pills the vet gave me, not even a double dose. I have tried everything except the dog whisperer, and I think he may be a little to pricey for us :-). When I say we tried it all, we have. I have been lucky in that I could be her most of the time. The good news is that thunder season is almost over. We will both do the dance of joy.
That's it for now. Making drawings and starting a bunch of new paintings. Photos soon.
I am a painter living in the beautiful moutain town of Taos New Mexico.
I have been painting since I was eight years old when I declared to my mother that I wanted to be an artist. She promptly went out and bought me an oil set. Perhaps not the wisest choice for a child, but it got me started. I have been painting ever since and my way of working and what I paint has changed dramatically over the years. At this point in time I am working with mixed media on board and canvas. Nearly every image starts with a dream, either waking or sleeping. Other subjects that inform my work are literature and nature. Each painting is for me an adventure in color and texture,an exploration of joy and a way for me to get to know myself better. There is always a personal narrative and some hidden message that I am unaware of until it reveals itself in the finished piece. My paintings are about whatever is going on in my life at the time I am painting. My intention when I do a painting is to be true to my authentic voice and perhaps to open someone's heart and mind to all the possibilities around them.