Painting, Mixed Media
My paintings begin from direct observation but then become more about my memory and response to a place. I paint what makes me curious and I work to depict the emotional reaction that first made me stop and decide to further my study. My process involves a natural and intuitive alternation of mark making and painting. I use water-based media including acrylics, gouache, colored pencils, graphite, and collage to create semi- abstracted landscapes and playful collage pieces of familiar objects, shapes and colors from everyday life. For more than 25 years I have worked as an artist, first as co-owner/operator of a specialty painted finishes business for 8 years, and then as a visual artist and teacher in Northern Virginia (and more recently at the Yellow Barn in Glen Echo, MD). I have a studio in my home and at Reston Art Gallery and Studios on historic Lake Anne. I am a long- time member of Great Falls Studios, a member of Studio Gallery DC and a member of the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville. My artwork can be seen in private homes, as well as public and corporate spaces in the USA, Italy, and Peru.
FRIDAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY ACTIVITIES
There will be daily demonstrations at the Gray Barn Studio on how to use transparent material in mixed media art @ 11 AM