My latest artwork reflects both my recent travels and some still life work in my home studio. Mainly, I paint to preserve memories of what I value in life. This often takes the form of beautiful scenery in places visited or even object I enjoy assembling in my environment. I usually work in oils, though sometimes in acrylics or gouache when traveling due to their speedy drying and ease of packing. My favorite tool is the palette knife because of the fun of texture when using thick paint; I also enjoy the freedom of expression through quicker rendering and brilliant colors.
This summer I had the distinct joy of hiking a piece of the Camino in Spain, a long dream of mine. I hope to paint many of scenes of this beautiful pilgrimage. My husband and I again returned to Maine this year during several of Charlottesville’s hottest weeks. Both locations, as well as Virginia itself, provided opportunities for me to create art. When home between travels, I always love to put together still lifes in my studio, several of which I’ve enclosed with this email.