YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO MY
HOME GALLERY AND ART STUDIO
Are you interested in learning my process for making art? Would you like to hear the story behind my work? Would you like to meet me, an artist living in your community? The door to my studio is open to you! I'm happy to show you my works in progress, explain my painting process, or answer any questions. Please call or text me to arrange a date and time so I have time to tidy up my studio. : >)
IT'S THE ART THAT BRINGS LIFE AND PERSONALITY TO A HOUSE AND MAKES IT YOUR HOME!
WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS: MY ART STUDIO
MY CREATIVE SPACE
I've spent many years without a dedicated art space where I can be creative, play with new art supplies, make a mess and be able to leave it until I return. A place to think, and to dream. Art space! But now I have a wonderful spacious room I can call my own art space! With its vaulted ceilings, two large skylights, and wet sink, it was designed with art making in mind. In addition to a large rolling easel, we built wall easels along two walls to hold paintings, added a large flat file for storing papers, a drafting table for working flat, and rolling carts for storing paint. This is where you'll find me if I'm not traveling. It's my new home away from home with no commute time!
My inspiration comes from taking photos locally and while traveling. I enjoy landscapes and vintage objects—old signs, motels, vintage cars, bicycles, boats, and chairs—things that have character and seem to have a story to tell. Even though my paintings are usually devoid of people, to me these objects seem to have the presence of someone who's just been there.
As an artist who uses photography and paint in my mixed-media paintings, I'm interested in creating artwork that tells a story. Some of these “stories” are a result of my life experiences, some come from dreams, others are just plain fantasies. I often begin with a photo or other collage element such as vintage letters, maps, pages from old books and magazines, or a personal item, then take my artwork beyond ordinary representation.