About a year ago I read on a blog about a thing called a tree wrap, this blogger who I cannot remember the name of (so sorry) made hers with leather. I thought it was a wonderful idea and months later on a hike I rounded a corner and this great tree inspired me to make it a tree wrap. I made mine with raw canvas, some tea and rust drawings, bone, feather, rock, shell and gold thread. I took it out with a friend and wrapped the tree just as a big snow storm was coming in last weekend. I think it will be a nice surprise to hikers and I hope the tree liked it :-).
Have a wonderful weekend.
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.