““Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment”.
-- Claude Monet
"As I start to create it is always the color that leads me. I start with one palette in mind and by the time I am done I have gone down a completely different color path. The color palette evolves during the creation/painting process and I have learned to trust this as it develops, although at times I am frustrated, I find in the end the unexpected color palette works and was meant to be."
For now the current mediums I am focusing on encaustic, oil, metal clay, epoxie clays and resins are allowing me to grow and explore as an artist while still creating pieces that are still signature to me. These mediums allow me to reach the intensity of color and texture that I am so drawn too. I am attracted to the wealth of new contemporary products available to me as an artist.
One of my favorite books, GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE
Susan Vreeland, defines well what I want people to feel through my art. The book is a collection of short stories of the different owners of a single Vermeer painting. Their lives are each influenced by its beauty and mystery in a different way and for each it holds a special place. I am intrigued by the story of how a single piece could so many people differently but intensely -- all for very different reasons. This is what I want my art to achieve – nothing more nothing less. My art is not intended to make a statement but hold a special place to the owner and evoke a memory of when and how it was acquired. I have pieces like this that I have collected over time, I call them my treasures, as I walk by or wear any of these pieces I still feel a certain still feel something and they are now part of my personal story...a glimpse into me. This is what I want others to feel when investing in my work.