Bright colors, interesting brush strokes, uncommon compositions and strong contrast are some of the identifying characteristics found in my work. One of my goals is to say more with a painting than can be said with a photograph. By creating music in a painting, I want to cause a stir of excitement, anticipation or romance that cannot be derived from the subject alone.
To reveal the beauty and drama found in everyday scenes, I paint many different subjects from life. My works are fresh and full of colors that I see that may not be seen by the typical viewer. Although I apply techniques learned from other artists, my work is constantly evolving into a voice that cannot be duplicated.
Art has been a constant for me since I was very little. I studied art through high school but also took 3 years of Latin because my goal was to become an orthopedic surgeon. I took a few classes in college to create balance while I worked on my biology degree. It was not until I was in medical school that I decided I was not cut out for that line of work since it would mean I wouldn't have time to paint!
When I left school, I tried many different careers including veterinary technician, database architect and alpaca rancher and continued drawing and painting tributes to my experiences. Ultimately it didn't matter what I did to pay the bills, I still found time to paint.
Although I have painted many different subjects, I particularly love figure painting. Anatomy is still my favorite subject.
Now that I am older and more settled, I can paint everyday, sometimes on location and often with a live model to keep my skills sharp.
My goal as an artist is to make beautiful art. I study art and techniques constantly to try to make that happen.
Associate - Oil Painters of America
Member - Plein Air Artists of Colorado
Associate - American Impressionist Society
Associate - Women Artists of the West
Morgan County Artist of the Year 2009 for “The Cover Theater”
Morgan County Area Arts Council Art Show 2009, Second Place for “Twister”
Morgan County Area Arts Council Art Show 2010, First Place for “Erker grain”
Denver Plein Air Arts Festival 2012 Honorable Mention for “Red Rocks”
Fine Art Studio Online Featured Artist October 2012
Fine Art Studio Online FAV 15% December 2012 for “Hogwarts”
Bold Brush January 2013 3rd Place for "Ponytail"
Fine Art Studio Online FAV 15% February 2013 for "A Moment to Reflect"
Fine Art Studio Online FAV 15% March 2013 for "Afternoon Nap" and "Oranges"