My usual medium is watercolors -yet often explore with other mediums. Much of my inspiration comes from nature and my own internal response. I notice lines, and love the contrast between light and dark that it creates. I am drawn to the use of more muted, earthy, colors. I admire their combination of subtly and power.
These are just some of my pieces. Please contact me if interested in seeing more.
My belief that art should be available for all income levels led me to make prints available without limiting them. Many of the pieces above are available for prints, just let me know what you are interested in.
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These handmade lampshades were inspired by the way the sun shines through trees, particularly in the fall. I began to explore ways of combining wax and watercolors. I enjoyed the wax's luminosity and warm tones. Yet, the effect was not at its best unless the light was shining from behind the painting. Then, I had the idea of lampshades. Lots of experimenting then took place. From assembling the lampshades to the frame - to painting with wax as a resistant. Recently, I developed a technique of using a hairdryer to warm the paper so to soften the edges of the wax application. As a result, it feels like I am painting with light.