On display at the Holiday POP! Gallery
As an artist, I am always asked what inspires me. I find it is usually the small and ordinary things I happen upon in my daily life. These simple insights change as quickly as my children grow out of their jeans, but I have found a common thread through them all. I love vibrant colors. I love the feel of a new box of Crayolas. My favorite is the 96-pack with built in sharpener. I remember the first day of each new school year and the ultimate day when Magenta was gone.
I love every inch of a child. Their faces. Their eyes. Their hands. I love their simple gestures and unabashed moods. I love freckles, curly hair and crazy teeth. I love that moment of pure innocence. It is hard to find in the hectic society we all live in, but when I come upon it, it takes over the moment and simplifies my life, if only for that moment. I love natural light. I used to hate when my mom yelled "it's time to come inside". Everything is more beautiful when the sun is out. My art brings together all the things that inspire me. My hope is that my art lets us reflect and maybe even relive a moment of our childhood, and through this experience, we all become inspired.
I create mixed-media pieces by embedding photographs in either acrylic paint or encaustic wax. I love to take the pictures myself, but can work from those provided to me. I work with my clients individually on canvas size, color scheme, and photographic elements therefore each commissioned piece is priced separately. I also create pieces without embedded photography. These are bright, colorful and also evoke a sense of whimsy.
Mixed Media, Acrylic, Encaustic, Photography
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