Of her work in general she says:
“When it comes to creating, very simply put, nature most often is my inspiration. Morning dew drops on a rose petal, how the sunlight or moonlight creates the sparkling and shimmering effect on the ocean or perhaps a tranquil scene of palm trees gently blowing in the breeze — those are just a few things that I look for when taking photographs that will ultimately be used for my paintings.
My intent is not to make a social statement, rather to convey a feeling, emotion, or perhaps a memory for the observer. If what I feel while I’m creating a piece can be conveyed even in the smallest amount, then I have accomplished what I set out to do.
Art is to the eyes what music is to the ears. I want to create symphonies for people to enjoy.”
Of her current passion… “Homage to Klimt”:
I’ve always been fascinated with Gustav Klimt’s work. In 2015 the Redondo Beach Art Group was having a large “Power of Art” exhibition and the curator asked us to pick a genre or artist we like and do work based on that. That was just the beginning of my “Klimt” journey.
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