is my strength. The way one color merges with, melts into, and then
becomes another color is appealing to me. Intensity of color is my
trademark. I have developed my own style through experimentation,
expressing my passions, and from studying the masters. I love to look
at the paintings of Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Modigliani. My
Grandmother was a painter, and not only have I inherited the love for
painting from her, but also the love of family. Everyday, my paintings
are influenced by my family relationships, photographs, textiles, and
the way that color changes the everyday into something beautiful.
Realization that I am an artist came late to me. I have always been a
crafter, and used to believe that crafters and artists are worlds
apart. Now I know the elements of art and craft overlap. I painted for
years before I was able to call myself an artist. I believe some
artists are born knowing art is a driving force in their lives. Others
have to enter a life of art through different doors. My doors were
perseverance and practice. I continue to walk through those doors.
They help me to continue to grow as an artist.
It is my bright, bold use of color that appeals to people. My
paintings are not shy. They are audacious, confident statements of
art. They catch the eye. Several people have told me that looking at
my art makes them happy. That makes me happy!