Jury - 2022 CHESTER COUNTY STUDIO TOUR
Believe in yourself, and uplift your world. My meticulously realized 'worlds of possibility' are gem-like reminders to not feel weighed down by negativity, but to get up 'off the ground', and focus on the positive. While my work doesn't follow rules of reality, lifelike detail opens the gateway of possibility and creates believability.
Uncommon combinations of imagery are reminders to see the world with new eyes, and go beyond the ordinary where anything feels possible. I use vibrant colors to counter negativity, elicit uplifting emotions, and represent positive qualities. I paint with water-washed walnut oil and solvent-free techniques without brushstrokes which allows you to see beyond the surface.
My intention is for you to imagine the scene is real. If it's real, and you connect with and believe in it, then the imagery becomes a graphic reminder to believe in yourself. Then you’ll think of what you can do, will rise above challenges, and strive to be your best. Because when anything feels possible, you uplift your world with purpose!
I intuitively allow my paintings to decide what they want to be. As I work, I get an idea of what the painting is expressing. Then after it’s done, I make a list of the symbolism, and look for and overall pattern to determine the titles. My work often relates to some aspect of my life. I hope it can do the same for you.
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