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Dappled light emerging through a cluster of trees or sparkles of color popping off a mountain stream are examples of what fuels my inspiration as a landscape artist. These kinds of occurrences have always spoken loudly to my soul. Many years passed before I discovered a way to express the emotion that these simple moments evoked in me. After all the noise and chaos of raising four boisterous sons, I longed for a pastime that involved quiet interaction between only me, myself and I. A chance meeting with an artist provided me an introduction to oil painting, the perfect therapy that takes me to a place of serene concentration where no unwanted thoughts or distractions exist.
The process of mixing oil colors and applying them to a canvas has become a fascination I never tire of. I learned quickly in the process that I love the effects I am able to create with a palette knife. For me, thick paint and broken color bring excitement to an otherwise uninteresting landscape. I like to give my audience just enough information to allow them their own interpretation. I have also enjoyed the challenge of using a limited color palette. Limiting my palette to one or two representations of each primary color, plus white, simplifies while maintaining harmony.
Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” How I do relate to this. When I first began painting, it never occurred to me that my efforts to escape real life through this artistic endeavor could be appreciated by total strangers. That has been the unexpected reward. Such gratification comes when I hear, “I love your style” or “You truly captured the essence of that place.” I now realize that this gift which brings me such contentment was meant [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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