. . . Artist and Writer With an Affinity for Nature, the West, Texture, Horses, Feathers,
and Things Wabi Sabi
I live in Bozrah, CT among the woods and a bounty of nature, but in another life am sure I lived out West. I’m drawn to it as I am to the diversity of art mediums and techniques I use to create. Most of the paper used in my art I've painted, textured, and created patterns on using stamps of my own design. The art I make is a visceral response to subject matter, texture or colors that grab my attention. Horses are an intrinsic love of mine and recurring subject. I'm partial to them being free to roam and run unencumbered, donning wild manes and tails.
For 18 years I worked in the Naval Nuclear industry and was a senior manufacturing engineer. For 25 years I partnered with my husband, Steve, in our street rod and custom parts business. The rest of my life continues to be a fascinating and delectable unfolding.
"Its never too late to be what you might have been."
My art is an echo of myself. It reveals the connection I share with what inspires me. Inspirare, Latin for to breathe life into what is true, beautifully describes how what inspires my art represents my truth. What resonates and resides within me.
I approach my art void of attempts to make a statement or ponder a deeper meaning. What I create springs from a visceral need to further explore the sense of belonging I feel towards certain stimulus. Those things that wow me, even in a quiet way, often make it imperative for me to express the essence of what grabbed my attention in the first place. Subjects that don’t seduce are passed by.
The diversity of subjects and artistic methods I employ results in a varied body of work, however, my shameless love affair with texture is apparent in much of my art. Cherished subjects such as feathers, horses, sometimes the influence of native American designs, the beauty of wabi sabiness, nature, texture, and neutral and earthy colors spawn the beginnings for most of my art.
When in love we usually do all we can to get close to, understand, and consecrate that attraction. So it is with the intimacy I feel for my art and what inspires it. When viewers of my art are also drawn in and discover a personal connection, then the feeling of belonging is shared and that is a truly beautiful thing.
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance." Aristotle