"Both can do different things. I prefer acrylic, because of the drying time. But there is a certain snobbishness among artists and non- artists about oils. When I'm really into a painting, I don't want to wait for it to dry,…"
In 2006 I was given a second chance at life! After an accident left me nearly paralyzed, I was saved by the grace of God and a gifted Neurosurgeon! With the help of my devoted Husband I have been able to turn to my Art as a means of living recovery!
As a child I easily drew “Tippy Turtle” and other “Match Book” Art course challenges but squandered any natural talent as I grew easily bored with the tediousness of “practice”. Rendering dogs, horses, flowers and trees was boring and I soon lost interest and let it slip by. Then, in College, I returned to the Arts to pursue a few skills when I was introduced to “Expressionism & Abstract Concepts”! I found myself charged with fascination, interest and admiration! Marc, Kandinsky, Klee and so many other great artists fired my imagination and inspired me with ideas and freed my inner restraints! With renewed energies and efforts, I entered several and won a couple of Art competitions! During this time, I also put two paintings in a County Fair and was pleased and surprised to win both First and Second place!
As my life unfolded, although I kept Art in my heart and dabbled whenever I could, we owned and operated a small business and the ongoing daily responsibilities left little time for artistic endeavors! However, now recovering and relearning to live life, I am blessed to be able to regain some abilities and explore Art once again! My Husband a driving force, my painting has become therapy, forcing me physically and mentally to push my limits and expand my capabilities! Producing pieces again after so many years of “Artful” neglect, I recently decided to enter a couple of paintings in the County Fair and was delighted to place both First and Second once again!
I like to say my paintings are “Directional Abstracts” because I generally start with an idea, inspiration or intentional thought. Then, I just allow the process to take over and lead me! Primarily, I use Acrylics and love to play with color, materials, techniques and styles. I experiment constantly, following one idea with another to see where it leads me! Lately, my work has begun to be more dimensional as I use different fabrics, pastes, brushes, rollers, sculpting gadgets and even some kitchen utensils! Sometimes, even requiring my Husband to handle the “Heavy” work!
Each one of my pieces has a story and personality, with its own style, idea or unique concept! I enjoy the process of getting there, most requiring numerous steps, so that each one is an accomplishment and an achievement! I am hopeful my art will bring something unexpected, surprising or even insightful to the observer! If it makes you feel good, smile, ponder or just pause in wonder, I feel like my Art has hit its mark!
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