oil on canvas
24" x 18"
“Although I paint recognizable subjects - people, animals, store windows, and landscapes - I do not intend for my art to be realistic. I take what I see and try to make it more intense. Color is my focus and through blending and layering I strive to make my images radiate from the canvas.
My favorite subjects are cinched waist Victorian ladies, dancing couples, Billy (my adorable King Charles Cavalier), wild animals, and scenes from my travels. I also love transforming tiny sepia family photos into large full color portraits. I paint in both oil and acrylic, preferring the sensuality of the former, but deferring to the relative odorlessness of the latter when painting at home. My other favorite activity is gardening, which in its own way allows me to play with shapes and colors.”