my paintings, I want to open the viewers eyes to the beauty that surrounds
us in ordinary objects and the small intimate places. It may be a beautiful
flower, the bounty of produce the sparkle of glass or even the cast
offs at the back door that catch my eye. I often choose to do close-ups
in a larger than life scale so as to bring into focus the everyday things
in life and cause the audience to stop a minute and consider these things
for their own sake.
As I paint, my emphasis is on the patterns created by light and shadow,
color and line and the translucent quality of the watercolor medium.
These comprise the abstract pieces that make up the representational
whole of the painting. I use a rather controlled and detailed approach
to my work, usually working from photographs that I take. I employ the
technique of layered washes and glazes because it enables me to achieve
a depth and brilliance of color which stimulates the eye and best captures
the intensity and luminosity of color that I see.
I hope to cause us all to look for beauty, to focus on it and consider
what a unique and wonderful gift it is and to go forth with a new appreciation
for everything around us.
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