I have waited many years to have the time to explore art, as my architectural profession has kept me busy! Now is the time! I work daily on my acrylic painting skills, using botanical subjects as my primary area of interest. My garden provides a wealth of subject matter close at hand. Particularly drawn to high contrast light and shadow, I find garden foliage textures both fun and challenging.
A need to accentuate a hard-to-find front door created black canvas banner hangings, painted with acrylic, that simulate mosaics - a fun, quick, and graphic rendition of the complexity of ceramic mosaics.
My love of animals is apparent in the pet portraits I generate, for I enjoy capturing each special personality! I have found a great group of local artists with which to learn and grow, and I look forward to stimulating times!
Below is my latest acrylic, 18x24. The subject is my backyard apple tree near my patio, blooming without frost interference for the first time in many years. We did in fact, get a tree loaded with apples in the summer!