On display at the Holiday POP! Gallery
4043 New Haven Ct, Boulder, CO 80304
I celebrate the beauty and sacredness of life in my artwork through my use of color, light and shape. When I was a child, my favorite color was "sky blue pink" which I made by mixing the right amount of blue and pink with just a touch of yellow. Of course, crayons don't really mix very well and that was my only available medium back then. Now I enjoy mixing and playing with my colors in several mediums.
Pastel has been my favorite medium for years. I love the immediacy of holding the color right in my hand and using my fingers to move the colors around the support. Yes it can be dirty and I end up with it all over my clothes (and face) most days, but I love it. I also enjoy the dryness of the medium. There is no waiting for layers to dry which means I can paint with clean crisp color without having to wait for the materials to catch up with my mind. I love to paint outdoors (plein air) and this dry medium is great for that.
Though pastel is my truest love, I also enjoy working with most any other mediums. When I am in the most playful of moods, I will spend weeks creating playful mixed media and abstract work that sing in color. These paintings allow me the kind of freedom I felt as a child growing up on a chicken farm in New England where we had acres of fields and forests to roam. That farm is of course where I first learned to appreciate the amazing beauty that surrounds us. I enjoy creating daily and hope that my work gives you the feeling of sacred beauty that I cherish and find prevalent everywhere I look.
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