I started painting at the age of 9. I use my faith in some of my work, re-creating biblical stories into paintings, using tri-color wire shapes on top of canvas. I use a curvi-linear black, sometimes white, line that is painted with a squeeze-bottle or brush. I really love how the squeezed method allows the paint to spread and cause unexpected shapes inside and along-side the line, that becomes new shapes incorporated into the piece. I use acrylic paint, usually in an opaque style, sometimes using metallics to fill-in as accents, giving some of my works the impression of stained-glass windows. I am also influenced by objects and shapes in nature, Lake Michigan, figure drawing, silk-painting and some abstract designs. Famous artists, Picasso, Klimt and Matisses' styles, often show-up in my works.
On July 3rd there will be an Artist Reception from 5 pm - 8 pm. to celebrate the opening of "Diversity ". The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about their work and fascinating process.
Both the exhibit and the artists reception are free to public.