Inspired by nature, I became interested in the architectural detail of flowers, their vibrant color and their moment in time. In my oil paintings, the petals and leaves play within the confines of the painting’s edges, allowing the viewer a peek into the serenity of the garden. These over-scaled floral portraits draw the viewer into the detail of each flower’s anatomy. Chiaroscuro is juxtaposed against the transparency of the flower, aglow with life. In my new collection of paintings, the flowers emerge as self-aware, persuading the viewer to take part in their role in time and in nature. They stand confidently, denying their own vulnerability. These flowers own a delicate strength…
With a full scholarship and a BFA 1991 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, I had the privilege of studying under the instruction of professors and artists such as Jack Whitten, Pat Colville, Barbara Rogers, Dore Ashton and Sue Gussow… including extensive study of Old Master painting techniques under the instruction of Gian Berto Vanni. I have enhanced my education by travelling through Italy and France with detailed notes from my studies of Renaissance Art, High Renaissance Art, and Baroque Art and Architecture with art historian and author, the late Professor Dale Harris.
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