The Chaos Theory
Without a doubt, the Abstract Expressionist movement has had a major influence on my work: Pollock, Kline, Rothko. Wonderful. However, the movement is secondary to my love of modern Japanese art - its deceptively simple and elegant design. These two seemingly disparate art forms come together in my work.
My art tends to be very intuitive, usually starting with a loose thumbnail sketch...then simply letting my imagination go. As I paint, the piece evolves, sometimes quite radically from my original vision. These paintings often combine many different techniques and materials including sheet metal, metal foil, acrylic paint, paper, fabric, wood, and found objects.
I was born in England and immigrated to the US in 1961. A journalism major at the University of Mississippi and former newspaper reporter/public relations writer, I soon migrated to advertising and later, the non-profit arts sector. In my free time, art has remained a constant. I first began selling commission still-life's in the mid-1970’s. By the late 90’s, I was exhibiting in local and regional art exhibitions. The new century saw my foray into larger competitions and numerous private and corporate purchases.
After living all over the U.S., my husband and I recently retired to Florida's east coast. I continue to teach crafts part-time while enjoying plenty of time for my art, walks on the beach and riding my horse.