Contemporary Abstract Oils - Palette Knife Paintings
My paintings have transformed themselves from representational to abstract works in the last year. The new work has been an awakening, revealing the inner spirit of my heart. The paint moved from palette knife to canvas releasing the paint to tell its own story. My hand held the energy from within as the mixing of paint colors ignited and nature's beauty emerged.
I studied art and design at California State Long Beach as well as printmaking at Otis/Parsons Art Institute. My interest in art led me to a career representing artists and photographers located in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Then in 1992 I took my first painting workshop with Maurice Larioux in Santa Fe, NM and I was hooked on painting. I continued studying on my own and taking workshops with known artists to learn the art of painting. I have been involved with art for most of my life. Printmaking, fiber-sculpture and graphic design are all part of who I am, but painting is my true love. I look to my previous careers as very important, since they were a molding of different mediums that formed what I do today.
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