Various creative media's have held my interest - oil painting, acrylic, watercolor; and through the investigations of other media, in the 1960's batik. The love of dyes flowing over fabric and finished pieces that could be worn or hung on the wall inspired and invigorated my work.
A scholarship to Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, June 1982, opened a new door, a new media; silk painting. The dyes were knock out sizzlers, the silk a dream to dye on...thirty years swiftly flowed as I dyed many bolts of silk.
My silk paintings are interpretations from my sketchbooks, photos, or my husband's photo. The sketchbooks are filled with many ideas for paintings from our travels as well as compositions close to home. I am always careful to purchase hand bags that will hold a sketchbook or two, along with a digital camera
Scenes from the midwest farmlands to the west coast's rice fields hold fascinations for their patterned rows of crops and the land from the air showing lines that mark rivers, roads or towns. The circle (pivot) irrigation forms are cherished sights from flights over the midwest and south.
When time allows, look forward to a month of study at the N.Y. Art Student League. One is never too old to be refreshed on the traditions and exposed to the latest in techniques, styles and colors.