When I travel, I use my unmade beds for my subject matter and have a series built on them.
I always come back to nature, in particular flowers, because I am fascinated with the way the vines, stems, leaves, roots and petals unfurl and stretch to the sun and nourishment. I grow my subject material in my back yard or studio.
When I paint with my artist friends they tell me I sigh a lot. I love that time with my art friends because I can speak in shorthand. I can talk about the sensuality of painting and expose my vulnerabilities fearlessly. Through my painting I can just let loose.
Alone in my studio, I can dance with the paint and ink. With intent I select the music and that movement is all blended in when I paint. It is important to me. I am working inward as I paint outward. Yet I don’t put this in my artist statement.
I just couldn’t blend it in.