A piece of heavy green transparent plastic rectangle to be affixed on a TV screen and a “special” wax crayon were my first art supplies at age 6 when I began watching Jon Gnagy, the "Learn to Draw" TV show. The point of the kit was for us little viewers to trace the picture that Gnagy was forming on the screen. More than once I forgot the plastic screen!
Later, as a military dependent living in Japan, my art teacher, Mr. Kim developed my interest in oil painting for which I received several student awards. To this day my favorite high school work, Mt Fuji in Winter, is hung in my entrance way.
Through the years I have created oil paintings from inspiring photos I have taken through my travels. The gorgeous sunrises at Lake of the Woods have provided a wealth of subject matter for my paintings as well as photo art. I have captured the most incredible sunrises, continually amazed that fickle Mother Nature is a quick change artist producing such breath taking beauty, changing colors in mere seconds.
Recently I have migrated to acrylics and have employed the technique of “Pouring” using various methods and formulas. Watching colors transform and combine into something to be embellished and recognizable (or not) is truly fun and rewarding. Letting the imagination take over I ask myself and others “What do you see in this painting?”
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-213-5055.