Chicago Fine Art Painter. watercolor. mixed media
ART: My paintings are a reflection of the impact that the natural world has on me. I am inspired by color and texture. I let the nature of the medium dictate the overall look of the piece. With watercolors, I let the paint flow and race across the page... Acrylics are funky and fun... Oils bring out the traditional, earthy qualities of the pigments. Recently I have been experimenting with layering found objects such as leaves, twigs, paper, feathers. I am fascinated by texture & color.
LIFE: Small town, Central IL, Woods, Trees, Dogs, Cats, Birds..running wild through the wilderness, hunting rabbins with my Dad, fishing, barefoot, cut-offs, dirt, tree houses, Grandma's garden, homemade applesauce, grapevines, lilac bushes, cops n robbers, baseball til dark, clean your plate, ticks, climbing trees, sleeping in the grass, canoe, stream, exploration, big rock, skips, crayons, bottle rockets, frogs, Billy Beathead, acorns, freeze tag, lightening bugs, crickets, bullfrog, pond chirps, happiness.
I can not remember a time when I was not drawing or painting. I was a very serious art student from grade school all through college. I studied art under some very incredible teachers who still inspire me today.
2004..Chicago...architecture, young people, art, culture, coffee, neighborhoods, flowers, old ladies, ethnicity, church bells, skyline, lights, sirens, birds, squirrels, dogs everywhere, shops, good beer, galleries, action, lakeshore, street fairs, people, people, people, art art, art