The opportunity to explore and expand the boundaries and effects of color – the relationship of color in a diverse and complementary palette, the effect of changing light, the physical mark and thickness of the paint, and the response produced in the viewer from color - often surprising me and captivate my interest. The imaginative abstract essence of color, movement, and contrast into a resounding statement of pure color and textural existence is my goal.
My paintings involve vivid and high contrast colors, rich texture, and dancing movement present in all my work. The thickly textured physical surface of palette knives and oils of the painting surface create a physical presence of ever changing color and light effects.
Assemblage wall pieces and three dimensional sculptures are a continuing interest. I utilize recycled and re-purposed materials sourced from a variety of opportunities to build colorful woven wall pieces. The three-dimensional pieces are universal and autobiographical themes in life, including human and feminist social statements.
Creating art as a response to my perception of our society and world has been my purpose since childhood. Life has interrupted numerous times, leading me onto diverse journeys into different interests. Creativity has many paths. Despite being employed in a demanding full-time position until recently, art has always been my guiding purpose. No matter what form it takes - painting, sculpture, photography, writing- creating art is my life.
I look forward to sharing more colorful creative expressions with you. As always, the more color, the more life!
University of California, Santa Barbara, California Bachelor of Fine Art 1990
Member, International Sculpture Center (ISC)
Owner, The Courtyard Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington 2006-2008
Art Port Townsend Art Studio Tour Chair and Organizer, Port Townsend, Washington, 2007-2010
President of the Board, Northwind Arts Alliance, Port Townsend, Washington, 2010
Board Member, Northwind Arts Alliance, 2005-2009
President, Port Townsend Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington, 2010
Board member, Port Townsend Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington, 2006-2008
Oils with palette knife technique seminars, 2005-2008 in the U.S. and Ireland
Telephone (805) 618-0354