Fine Art Collections
My world translated in paint, for over two decades.
This gallery has a mix of old and new works that are currently available, which will explain the variety of styles as I’ve grown and evolved as a painter. A few of the older pieces are available for the first time. Recently, I’ve been playing with some more wild color in the form of acrylic paint pens, while still completely in love with the subtlety of oil paint. I’m not sure what direction all of this will take, and I guess that is half the fun of it.
When I made the transition from acrylic paint to oil paint, I struggled. Everything I painted turned to mud. I realized that the complexity I ached for would not be found by switching mediums. I needed to understand value, composition, line, form, texture, edges… I sought out painters whose work I admired. I began collecting books and bits of knowledge anywhere I could find it. This collection is a few of my favorites from over the years, with a bit about how they came to be.
I wanted to go to art school more than anything. My father wanted me to be a nurse. Something reasonable, and stable, none of which I had much interest in. I lacked some technique, but I was as bold and tenacious as a girl could get. Hutzpah led me to travel the world and paint some of my favorite icons. My rock and roll portraiture hung in a small group show at Ambassador Galleries in NY, alongside Ronnie Wood and Jerry Garcia. In this collection I share a few of my old favorite.