I am an artist working in oils (for now). I make studies of the qualities light using various subjects that interest me, especially animals, landscapes and still lifes. Art is a lifetime journey.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
This is an adult sized vase in the Grand Hall of Whitehall, the home of Henry Flagler which is now a museum in Palm Beach, Florida. Carrère and Hastings designed the entryway to be the largest and grandest of any room in a private home built during the Gilded Age. I visited the museum in February, and was drawn to this piece. As for the painting of this, it was challenging because of the different reflective surfaces in the room; gilding, porcelain, marble, and various light sources.
I am a self taught artist, having a background as a sign painter and taken a number of courses in fine art in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and in Toronto. In fall 2007, I participated in a workshop given by the wonderful equine artist, Valerie Hinz.
My favorite subjects are horses and other animals, but also landscapes and still life. I am facinated by light and colour.