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Making art is a visual journal of my responses to the changing inner and outer scapes of my life. The art process allows me to express how I communicate within myself and with others. This process has become a mirror of different responses to the variety of experiences as I journey through my life. I am fascinated with the different materials that can be brought together on a surface and how they can be manipulated. While I am painting I am walking between two worlds. There is the world of what I know from my experience of painting and what I do not know and have yet to discover. I rely on intuition and focused concentration. As different forms emerge on the surface, I try to inhibit the chatter in my head and join into what is occurring at that moment on the surface of the painting. I utilize transparencies of color by layering glazes upon the surface. Through this I try to build a contrast between opacity and transparency to define different forms or formlessness that emerge.

I work with series of ideas. These ideas arrive from my inner and outer environment. Over the past few years I have tried to simplify the idea such as: the inherent energy of one color. This led to the exploration of painting abstractly using one color at a time. The next series of work dealt with reflection.  My surfaces were filled with repeating patterns. I began to use transparent inks and iridescent washes to create reflective surfaces. A different series of work revolved around the color of atmosphere of light occurring through the changing seasons.  The use of patterns began to disappear. I continued to simplify the shape and content of my paintings. I began to utilize a horizon line in order to capture the atmosphere of light. I utilized texture to create a reflective dimensional sense of infinite space, inviting the viewer to become part of the seasonal atmosphere. Since moving to Colorado, I have been awed by the landscape and its natural history. The elements of the rock formation, spectacular light, the fossils and pictographs have deeply inspired me to follow a new series of paintings.

time in stones nightlight mountain color of rain fish3

 

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An exciting Denver co-op that accepts new members on a monthly basis. This co-op is driven and operated by all the artists members. We are all strong and committed artists, that continually push all the artists in this co-op to move in new directions and participate as a cohesive group at all times.

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