My Professional Background:
My initial background was academic. I have a BFA in Art History, an MA in French, and had an internship at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
When I started creating my own art I was drawn to realism and I spent many years studying the fundamentals of art. I've taken classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, Lill Street Gallery, The Evanston Art Center, and from working artists in their studios. In fact, throughout my evolution as an artist, I have always worked for mastery of the medium and subject matter. I have consistently worked with teachers and other artists to achieve these goals.
From there I had 10-year career as a muralist & decorative artist (aka faux finisher). During those years I learned to work in multiple styles, techniques and materials as were dictated by the clients or environments.
Now I am back in the studio creating vibrant abstract paintings.
I have lived in the Chicago area my entire life except for 3 years in Austin, TX and 3 in Paris, France.
- Museum of The Gilding Arts, Pontiac, Illinois
- Private Collections: Chicago, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan Philadelphia, New York, & Texas
The Artwork - My current collection:
Now I am back in the studio creating vibrant abstract paintings. My current work is an exploration of color, movement and emotional connections. One gets drawn in by the mood, by the color, and the feelings that are evoked deep inside. My current work is intuitive. That means I have no plan when I start a painting. I begin by pouring on colors and letting them blend and flow. They can only be guided, but not controlled. From then on it is an interactive process, a sort of dance between me, the composition and the colors. While my work is intuitive, I have a strong technical background. I constantly use my training in composition, color theory, atmosphere and technique.
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