Ringling College of Art and Design Fine Arts Alumni 1981
Alumni Fine Arts '81
I create art because it comes naturally to me. Art has always been a big part of my life, even before I based my career upon it. When I paint, I am at peace with myself and my surroundings.The subjects I choose vary. I look for subjects that are pleasing to the eye. I enjoy painting floral arrangements, animals and contemporary abstract compositions. I feel exploration in this regard is important for my growth as an artist.I want viewers to feel good when they look at my artwork. I particularly love to use vibrant colors. I find that highly coloristic works promote a feeling of happiness.My primary medium is watercolor. I often add pen and ink, collage and acrylic to achieve different effects. Because I teach watercolor classes, I am always experimenting with new techniques.