"Emerging" is a tribute to all of us emerging from 2020, the political divide, the pandemic. It's also a celebration for me, painting 20 years but beginning my first year as an emerging abstract artist.
Great things to come!
My newest work was featured in a gallery takeover August/September 2020. Gallery 1202 is woman-owned gallery that works hard to feature female and marginalized voices from around the world. I am delighted to work with Gallerist/Owner Emily McEwan-Upright.
Quarantine brought us all a measure of peace, anxiety, and for me, time. Time to explore..I dove back in to abstracts after working online with UK artist Louise Fletcher, awakening a freedom to play with unconventional tools and media. The resulting work was truly joyful for me to create.
Of course, I will never be far from my dearest medium, reverse glass painting. This strange year brought the cancellation of a much-awaited trip to Italy. I visited online instead, enchanted by the sculptures of Piazza della Signoria. The results are a set of classical Greek figures painted with my thirst for color and caprice. The remaining works are still available from Gallery 1202, link below.
My signature medium is reverse glass painting on vintage windows. It is bold and rustic, reuses materials that are unique and well-crafted, that have so much to add to the art! I also paint on canvas and custom glass. See what's possible...
After dabbling in painting furniture, and faux-painting, I found I loved painting children's fantasy rooms, restaurants, salons...The opportunities that paint offers keep me excited to work with someone on their perfect project.
Paint parties are temporarily on hold as I treasure each of you and want to proceed when we can all be healthy and safe!
In my youth, I was a dreamer, a writer, a maker, but never the kid who drew or sketched or painted. My family's love for theater kept the artistic spark there and let me dabble in set-painting and performing.
When I took a break from teaching English and Drama to have my girls, I dabbled in painting and re-purposing furniture, digging out those set-painting techniques for faux-painting and practiced murals at home and for friends. I was a great mimic and I knew under there, was my own style.
I have loved testing and trying my hand at new projects, discovering my strengths, and sharing my art. I'm looking forward to crossing some new frontiers with my art as I celebrate 20 years painting.