My art takes two forms: oil paintings and ink-based drawings. These two disciplines may seem different, but each informs the other, and just as we often forget that our very existence is a marvel in itself… my art is a way to express that wonder of our being here at all.
Painting in oils is an extraordinary means to reveal my reaction to this incredible world we live in. For me, oil painting is a medium I love to express these deeper feelings. Line delineates, but color is the underlying basis of my aesthetic and spiritual expression. I usually create landscapes, although animal life, close ups of nature and food often appear.
My oil paintings include:
Landscape, abstract as well as representational.
Nature, botanical and natural close ups.
Still life (usually food-related) although other elements can creep in.
I have drawn my entire life—I penned all the illustrations and maps in my book,The Sari. The precision and detailed demands of such work creates a discipline that informs all of my creative expressions. The line has expression all by itself, color enhances it.
My drawings include:
Ink & Natural Dyes, from such elements as walnut shells, onion skins, dandelion leaves, create delicate lasting colors that touch lightly upon the eye, and delicately inform us of the beauty all around us.
Ink & Pastels, give a stronger color note and more powerful emotive content.
Pastels alone, bridge the gap between my drawing and painting, and adds that immediacy so striking in its saturated color.