Living on Canada’s West coast the ocean has shaped my perspective as a visual artist and influences much of my work. My husband and I sail our boat, Take Five, on many adventures in the local waters where I gather my information.
I have always been driven to paint and love working with colour, texture and line to create my multi layered paintings. They explore my feelings and moods towards my subject each starting out with an underpainting of energy and thoughts on which I build my work.
In Coastal abstractions you will find my wild interpretations of what I pull from the coast. My own marine symbology includes three men in a boat, anchors, flags, swim ladders, docks and the all seeing eye. I add to this visual language every year as I gather information on my sea outings. These paintings offer a colourful and inventive rendition of coastal scenes.
My Seascapes are contemplative and reveal what I feel about the ocean. These paintings portray big skies, slips of land, the movement of water and sometimes sails on the horizon.
Celebrating the chaos I see in the local marinas, my Playful Boats explode with energy. Masts, rigging, hulls and flags are rendered in graphically crisp compositions potraying the intriguing shapes I see in the local marinas.
A wide range of artistic styles has influenced me throughout the years, including abstract expressionism, minimalism, pop art and even folk art. Bringing joy to people through my art is my goal and sincerest pleasure.
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