Wednesday, April 6, 2011
"My oil paintings originate from photographs. I look for ordinary subject matter to see 'the usual in an unusual way.' Color decisions are exciting and Photoshop is my sketchpad and playground. I digitally manipulate and adjust the color until I'm satisfied. Sometimes I spend more hours digitally adjusting the color in the photos than I do painting the finished work. I want the viewer to rethink our common, everyday scenes/objects and taste them as a new color flavor. Six year ago, I turned fifty and decided to show my work publicly. At present, I live in Essex, Vermont with my artist husband, John Brickels, and teach art at Essex High School."