The subjects of my art are eclectic. For many years I have painted with pastels, but more recently
have focused on watercolors.
My paintings frequently are of Asian style -- geishas, kimonos, and landscapes. I became interested
in this style after a visit to the Orient. My kimonos are whimsical, replacing traditional designs with my own fantasies.
The arrangement of water lilies and calla lilies portray stylized ideas based on plants I have seen. These were fun to paint
because I could play with color and experiment with the use of gold paint in my pictures.
Besides Asian style paintings, I currently
enjoy painting Greek architectural scenes, where I can re-create the vividness of colors produced by the bright Mediterranean
sunshine. In these watercolor, I have created texture by using gesso applied under the paint.
I ventured into abstract representations for
a time but returned to more traditional styles after visiting the Greek Islands. My architectural abstract works often are
based on features in buildings and/or combinations of objects with the features rotated or mixed with different buildings
I am again venturing in abstracts. I am enjoying this style because it allows arrangements of shapes
and colors that create vivid designs.
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added: July 30, 2011