"translating an encounter with nature"
Art was a family value in our home. Silkscreening, painting, ceramics....we did it all! My mother was the original Odd Mom Out...In the 1950's, she was painting her linen suits. My sister and I attended the art classes she taught at the Evanston Art Center. As a result, I have been sketching and painting my way through the decades. The study of composition remaines a major focus, and I base...
... my work on the principles of art described 100 years ago by Heinrich Wofflin. He defined how color, line, shape and texture work to create a tension between two and three dimensions that play out on the canvas.
I like Chicago as we have all the seasons with a changing landscape. Escaping the long Winter in Tucson or Los Angeles offers a chance to paint desert plants and landscapes.