A native of North Carolina, USA, her award winning work has been eagerly accepted by corporate and private collectors internationally
I don't want the viewer to be concerned with technique at their first glance of my work. I want them to be taken up in the moment, the sheer joy of seeing art that first stands on its own as a beautiful work of art.
objects can be just as emotive as people to me as a subject. To some it
might look like a small green vase, but to me Roman glass is nothing
short of miraculous. How can a fragile, artful dodger of wars,
earthquakes, volcanic lavas since time AD still be in existence? It
deserves to be immortalized in a painting. Yet like the
creative spirit, whose existence is a unique journey, this fragile
traveler has a quiet strength. It speaks to me as I juxtapose the
delicate iridescent shape many times until Fibonacci strikes the
right note for a winning composition. I aim for each work to
resonate with viewers as much as it does with me. I hope it piques a
pleasant aesthetic connection the first time it is viewed and
each time it is revisited, hopefully for many years
to come. Then secondarily, if at all, might they ponder the
technical ''bravura'' of its creation.
Attracted to a more dynamic art climate, she parlayed proceeds of
her retail business to set up studio in New York City. Her work
was collected and represented by Wally Findlay, proprietor of
galleries bearing his name in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, West Palm Beach,
Chicago and Paris. After a move to Europe, her work entered galleries
and private collections mainly in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
Her training in eight different media, prepared her well for filling various commissions. Her life experiences, diverse and enriching, allowed setting up studio and deepening her art study at top academies in Europe. Over time she honed fine art degree into more traditional methods becoming a generalist, able to paint many subjects and work in several media at an award-winning level, including sculpture. She continues to fill commissions, including many for classical portraiture. Her talent is supported by professional artist memberships, jury and board positions.
Her art production and teaching methods are influenced by the art and education stream outlined in The Flowering Staircase, artists of the Dutch Golden Age as well as by contemporary artists such as Henk Helmantel (NL), Jacob Collins (US), Daniel Greene (US, Jamie Wyeth (US, Everett Raymond Kinstler(US), Ted Seth Jacobs (F/USA) and Nelson Shanks(US) --many of whom not only produce professionally, but who are passionate about educating others to assure classical art fundamentals and traditions can be practiced by future generations. Fascinated with theories associated with brain dominance as related to drawing skills, she believes Dr. Betty Edwards made the most important stride in contemporary art educational models in schools but also impacted creative thinking in the business work groups.
When not in her (indoor) studio, one may find her among hilltop towns/ villages in southern France and Italy painting en plein air. She holds workshops, where in addition to painting at beautiful places, she weaves the magnificent art history of the area into a fun itinerary, for example: Giverny -Monet's Garden and House, Richard the Lionhearted's Castle, Van Gogh villages, Cezanne's studio, Roman architecture, and many more.
Her work is currently self-represented in Europe and the United States by the company she co-founded with her husband, Dutch n Duchess, LLC, an online supplier of European art and antiques worldwide.
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