For the past eight years I’ve been fortunate to be given the opportunity, finally to delve deeply into my art. Discovery has been the operative word for this journey. Moving from medium to medium, certain mediums and inspirations have dropped down from the heavens into my lap. The veritable AH HA! In the beginning the difficult adaptation to my new environment demanded a re-invention and opened portals in my mind and heart. I see and feel things with a new lushness.
My first accomplishment in St. Mary’s was the acceptance of a proposal to “build” and curate a small art gallery in the Lexington Park Library. It was sheer blind faith that propelled me to make this project work and thrive. Now, 4 years later it is exactly what I dreamed it to become. Artists (even art professors) are eager to show as they realize the importance of bringing the energy art emits to the general public, thus offering an appreciation of art that they may never have received. It is a venue for exposure more than sales. It’s been my “Baby” and watching it grow has been extremely satisfying.
Although there is this variety of styles, mediums and dimensions in my work, within the “Collections” there is a common thumbprint of the artist. The symmetry, the colors, the details and the audacity are a strain running through all of the works. This freedom of expression revealed itself by moving back to my roots; surely, this is no coincidence.