Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. – Oscar Wilde
What has always been true about me is my need to make art. My life has meaning when I am about creating.
After growing a successful business designing hooked rug patterns and teaching fiber artists across the country about color, I have put my energies back into painting.
My artistic map is guiding me to discover mark making as I have a commitment to painting every day. Lately I have been discovering the qualities of black, adding it to my oil and acrylic palette after leaving it out for most of my painting career. Painting is hard work, as I am embrace the risk of putting my marks on paper and seeing what I have created. I resonate with what Vincent Van Gogh wrote:
If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.