Welcome to my blog! I am a working artist. My most recent series in still life painting began last year, with revisiting some of my high school art assignments. A pineapple, eggs, fruit, and bottles. when I was sixteen I worked as a nanny for a family with three beautiful girls. The Mom, Marguerite, saw some of my vegetable drawings. She introduced me to the work of Wayne Thiebaud, which really spoke to me, and is an ongoing inspiration.
My exploration of fruit and vegetables has led me into more complex compositions. Putting together objects can make a story, a powerful statement, or a mood. Arranging various elements, contrast of light and shadow, color and textures, present an endless source of challenge for me. The scene, like a stage set, can be obvious or mysterious, joyful, meditative, or creepy.
As I continue to create paintings I will be posting images along with my commentary.