I love the contours in this painting, and I want to do this same zebra a few times with different colors and backgrounds. Thank you, Giovanni Mari at www.giovannimari.com for allowing me to use your gorgeous picture!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
My work as a social worker puts me in touch with the most raw emotions of human agony. When I create my work, I seek sanctuary, and creating abstracts deliver that like few other pursuits can. Inspiration comes from a few of my icons - Matisse (crisp color, clean lines, and elegant fresh simplicity), Donald Judd - the amazing minimalist whose work instantly puts me in a state of zen, Agnes Martin, who reminds me to just breathe to find my bliss, and grandfather Rothko - in front of his work, I almost feel like I can float! I hope, when you spend time with my abstracts, that you discover your own sense of peace.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Since I was little I've always felt a connection to animals. I'm convinced that animals have souls, and I try to capture that in my work. When you look into the eyes of an animal, you get a glimpse of that mystery. Hopefully that glimpse will bring peace, and a sense of connection to the greater world, both human, animal, and spiritual, that is every where, every day, just waiting to be noticed. I hope my art serves as a reminder of these things, and celebrates the sanctity of such simple but profound truths.
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Monday, July 11, 2011
I love the contours of the equine form - I think it may be in my blood; I was born in Lexington, Kentucky. As a child I lived in front of a huge horse farm. I would sit in my back yard looking forlorn and bored until the owners would come invite me to hang out with the horses. After that I was hooked! I grew up doing small shows, riding bareback to the nearby lake, and even riding to work at, you guessed it, a stable. Horses saved me during those years, and I still love their smell, watching them move, and painting them. Even though I don't have horses right now, I still need to get my fix, only now, it's through art. I hope you enjoy my little painted celebrations of all things equestrian!
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
I don't know what it is about painting siamese cats, but I can't get enough! I'm sure it's those incredible eyes, which reflect their quirky personalities, intelligence, and warm heartedness. My best friend was once a siamese cat. He would lie on my chest with his purring chin on mine, and we would fall asleep that way. I remember thinking at that moment that this was the most blissful I could possibly be. I hope whomever buys this painting treasures it as a momento and celebration of all the wonderfullness that is the siamese cat!