These are awful photos, I took them inside on the run and a semi dark corner, but I wanted you to see that I am working :-). This piece is a long way from done, I have many elements to work on, but the two most important ones are the board background and the raven, venetian plaster, oil and graphite, 18"x 18". This piece will be one of the paintings to be entered into the Taos Selects Fall show. Now I am working on the most fun part, the other drawings and elements that will be going into this collage.
Love to know what you think so far. XOXO
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.