My artwork focuses on subtleties in form, color and movement. I try to show the viewer beauty in simple organic images and shapes. When you see the different media I work in you will notice strong connections between them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I finally gained enough confidence to try and get my jewelry into a shop. The owner was happy to take several pieces!!! I am really excited to have them there. If you are ever in Portsmouth NH, please check them out at Tulips on Market St.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What a find!
I did not have my camera with me today, so I took them home - seed pods! I really prefer taking pictures of things outside in their  natural setting, but these seed pods were so beautiful that I took them home to shoot. I love the contrast of the light airy seeds and the robust outer shell of the pods.I think art with contradictions gives it interest. I also love the darks and lights these natural shapes create.

Saturday, Octoer 8,2011

I worked on my painting just a little more and I am pretty happy with it. Sometimes the brain's powerful image of what should be on the canvas and what actually appears are not the same. At times this is really frustrating and other times it becomes an exciting experiment with creating something beyond what you had imagined. It is kind of fun when art surprises the artist.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It has been wonderful getting outside taking some really really close up shots. I am continually amazed when I bring them up on the computer screen at how much detail I have captured. It feels like there is an incredible world that we never really appreciate, because it seems small and insignificant. Extraordinary ordinary things!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Finally, after four days of rain, a sunny morning! I was thinking about what makes a painting have movement. I think that the direction and steepness of lines that are created by either actual lines or by objects,  that make a painting  slower or much faster in its movement. When I photographed some beautiful driftwood at the beach, I wanted to see the difference. Movement gives a piece of art excitement for me. I like to think about what is beyond the painting. 
Inspirational driftwood:

I also found this movement in the photographs I took in New York a few months ago.
Inspirational skyline: