Oil painting in black, white and grey on stretched canvas done with palette knife today at Artists of Grace inspired by Andrew Mirzoian's photo on Lots of Landscapes. Just taken me a really long time to do a painting from the value sketch I started.ТЭЦ Power
The colors I choose reflect my emotional response. I often mix colors wet on the canvas using a palette knife to define shapes. I am also fascinated with the effects of light defining areas of dark and light and blended grayed tones to suggest atmosphere. I develop my work by painting or sketching on site or from my own photographic references; then through contemplation, condensation, transformation and revelation the finished work emerges. I have shown in juried shows at Framations Gallery, Queeny Park, Art Walk in St. Charles, a curated show at Des Peres Hospital and ongoing representation at Grace Church and the Northside Artspace at the Regions Bank Building in Clayton. I am a member of Art Saint Louis, Missouri Watercolor Society, Northside Art Association and Artists of Grace. I graduated from the University of Missouri as an Art Education Major and have since taken workshops with Susan Sarback (the School of Light and Color), Mel Stabin and Frank Webb.