It has been a while. I hesitate to say that I am better because the last time I did all hell broke loose. At the end of my antibiotics I had a major allergic reaction and got very sick, it took me 2 weeks to recover, then the sinus infection came back, I think because my body was busy fighting the antibiotics, but now I have just a little sinus infection left, it is better everyday, treating it with natural remedies. I am getting caught up with my life, and back to art. While I was sick I started a project that I could do from bed, sewing tea and rusted teabags together, I am making a large wall hanging that will likely take all Winter, the photos are of teabags already rusted. This week I am also finishing a painting I was nearly done with before I got sick, there will be photos soon. It feels wonderful to be back to making art, I get very cranky when I go too long with out it.
I want to start the year with gratitude for wellness, and friends, family and art!
I hope you are all having a Happy New Year, I have missed you. 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.