About Me

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My 1st plein air outing with friends. Multnomah Village in Portland Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

Since I was a child old enough to wield a writing instrument, I loved drawing and applying color.  I did not have formal instruction except drawing and introduction to painting in college but pursued medicine as a career. Over the years, creating for my children and their school projects, family and friends were my only creative outlets. I have taught myself a myriad of art media, craft and digital media skills which continued to develop my sense of design, color and craftsmanship. In 2015 I began committing to keeping a sketch diary, recording visual snapshots of my daily life in ink and watercolor wash. Simultaneously, I painted a 12 x 9 foot grand palace staircase for the school play, which led to a commissioned piece. The overwhelmingly encouraging responses from these two works gave me prompted to dive into to painting seriously. A little after that year, I was painting nearly every day and emboldened to claim the title, artist.
At this point, I am exploring all forms of representational painting in oil and acrylic media. I am working towards a proficiency such that I can “paint anything.”  I am naturally drawn to people, yet, enthralled with the experience of painting outdoors being at one with the scene. I have also applied my experience in digital media to create imaginary scenes taken from a collage of references to create the theme and mood for specific commissioned projects. I love learning anything, experimentation and DIY. I hope to continue to explore and employ with confidence more techniques and tools, as the endless possibilities are thrilling to me.