I call this painting “Out of the Blue”. It reflects the way I feel painting has helped me stay out of that “blue” place in my mind and brings me immense Joy. I hope to share that Joy with you as well!
I do not strive for photo-realism in my work – I paint the impression something has made on me. Therefore, you will see colors that may be a little off from reality and proportions or scenes that aren’t entirely natural. I can assure you, it’s on purpose!
Floral painting comes easily to me. Flowers seem to have personalities and their traits bring to mind life analogies. When hope lights up in our soul, we are able to take the steps to healing from the many bruises life throws at us. Then we are able to push our way through the difficulties, emerging with new energy just as a plant pushes through the soil. Blooming is such a beautiful metaphor for our purpose and passions becoming known and showing the way to wellness for others.
I also enjoy painting landscapes and wildlife, including birds. Our home here in Montana gives me no shortage of subject matter to bring to the easel. Enjoy your visit!