Something about my paintings that shouts vitality, intuition and fresh.. My interest in painting is simplicity and spontaneity with bright and bold brushwork.. The goal is to create color happenings with glowing color combinations. The colorful approach is not shy; it's dramatic color expressing the spirit of the place Some scenes just have to be painted, so I nix the detail and capture the energy with messy strokes and confident pleasure!! I want the art lover to notice there are more colors in a tree than just green; see the lavendar in the shadows and the goldens in the sunny spots.
To start I use big brushes and make abstract rough strokes creating color masses that guide me to the next step of definition. It's the many subtleties of tones and values that create form and builds a good foundation. Then translating natures objects into a myriad of shapes and un-named marks I let the muse take over to capture the vision and express the spirit with WOW color.
THE MUSE EMERGES
BVA Georgia State University; Graduate Studies with Joe Perrin-Atlanta; Experimental Painting with Ouida Canaday Atelier Studio-Atlanta; Kansas City Artist's Coalition with Philomene Bennett-Kansas City; Overland Park Painting Studio with Jean Cook-Kansas City; Aldridge Studios with Donna Aldridge- Kansas City; Images of Greece workshop with Waylan Moore-Poros Greece; Plein air in the Prairie-Council Grove, Kansas, Workshop with International artist, Guido Frick in the style of Sergei Bongart '14, Richard Oversmith, Asheville
THE MUSE SHOWS OFF
Georgia State Univ Student Show; Piedmont Art Show-Atlanta; Atelier Gallery-Atlanta; Atlanta Artist's Club-Atlanta; DeKalb Arts Coalition-Atlanta; Art Station-Stone Mtn; 2 Women Show-Atlanta; lenexa Art Show-Kansas City; The Atelier-Kansas City; "Traveling Show"-Kansas City; "Images of Greece"-Atlanta; "All Member Show"-Hendersonville; "Bring Us Your Best"-Hendersonville; "Sofa Show"-Hendersonville; "Bearfootin"-Hendersonville Bear Display; Dupont Forest Plein Air Show-Visitor's Center; Johnson Farm Plein Air-Hendersonville; Solo Show-Avenue M-Asheville,, Bring Us Your Best '14, Swannanoa Fine Arts League '14, Asheville Airport Gallery '14, Plein Aire Painting with Asheville Urban Landscape Project, member Swananoa Fine Arts League, Asheville Area Arts, Beaverdam Valley Studio Arts Tour.
KUDOS FOR THE MUSE
Honorable Mention: "Adolescense" Atlanta Artists Club; 3rd Place "Marsh Magic" Art Station; 1st place "Gypsum Hills' Lenexa Art Show;
2nd place "Cliff Dwellers" Overland Park Art Show; Featured Artist Hendersonville Art League; Best Impressionist Sofa Show Hendersonville, 1st place Floral, Hendersonville Art League
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