Member Since: November 2010
As a child I spent hours on end with my sketch pad getting lost in my drawings. My dream was to become a commercial artist. Instead, as a young adult, I became a hairstylist and ultimately owned my own salon for a number of years. I realize now, th... more
|Artist Statement:|| As a child I spent hours on end with my sketch pad getting lost in my drawings. My dream was to become a commercial artist. Instead, as a young adult, I became a hairstylist and ultimately owned my own salon for a number of years. I realize now, that becoming a hairstylist was a way for me to earn a living, and still keep a connection with the creative process.
After choosing to stay home to raise my children, my desire to create was still alive. Upon the completion of my first painting, a mural over my daughter's crib, a passion for painting was born.
Over the years, I have experimented and painted on anything from furniture, walls, canvas, glass, wood, columns and more. I even designed and painted a 15 ft diameter dome on a 31 ft high ceiling. After that monumental task, I decided to stick with canvas work mostly.
At this point in my career, I tend to lean toward acrylics, using vivid, intense color combined with texture and glaze to achieve the desired effect. I also love to experiment with water and washes to add further interest to my abstract work.
Quite often, my work is a reflection of my love to travel. I employ abstract and impressionistic styles to express my view of the world. However, there are times in which the combination of color and texture come together to form a unique piece left open to one's own interpretation.
As a self taught artist, I feel very blessed to have my work in various homes , offices and businesses not only locally, but across the country as well.
I am so excited to be able to share my work with others through Zatista, thank you for visiting my store!
|Exhibitions:||Art on the Avenue 2010, 2011, 2012
Riverdale Art and Jazz Festival, 2008, 2009. 2010, 2011
Macon Art Alliance 2011,2012
Yellow House 2010.2011.2012
Garden Gate Art Show 2010, 2011,2012
Macon Art Alliance Physicians and Spouse Art and Photography Exhibition 2007
|Artist Tags:||abtract, impressionistic, landscapes, expressionism, modern, contemporary, cityscapes|