FIGURATIVE

I love to draw faces and figures from my imagination.   I draw them regularly in my journals using pen and ink. These stimulate and inspire me to create paintings.  I exaggerate proportions, and vary sizes to create moods and unrealistic spaces. I have been greatly influenced by the Surrealists and Symbolists artists of the past.  I play with color, line, and form and use patterns and repetition.

 

As I paint I think about women’s obsession with body image, make-up, hairstyles, and clothing. My intent is to draw attention to these obsessions, and I do so playfully with my figures.

 

Encaustic is the medium I choose for its beautiful translucency and transparency. Painting with encaustic, I can reveal and conceal images and text. It is a continual process of painting and drawing over forms. I have a large collection of papers, including,  calligraphy, Japanese and sewing pattern papers, maps, old books, scientific drawings, correspondence, and journal entries. These find their way into the levels of my paintings. As the layers build, mysteries arise from the previous layers. It is the hidden layers, or perhaps, the subconscious that intrigue me.

Directly
Directly
Cake Lady
Cake Lady
Dwell On It
Dwell On It
Rise Above
Rise Above

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Need A Night Out
Need A Night Out

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Eyes Have It
Eyes Have It
Wanting
Wanting

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Come Hither
Come Hither
Compatible
Compatible
Sweet and Nice
Sweet and Nice
The Way You Look Tonight
The Way You Look Tonight
Accessorize
Accessorize
Money Matters
Money Matters

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Focused
Focused
Friends
Friends
Regal
Regal
Support Group
Support Group
Vantage
Vantage

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A Spin On It
A Spin On It
Forth Coming
Forth Coming

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Topsy Turvy
Topsy Turvy

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Pageant
Pageant

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Bits and Pieces
Bits and Pieces
Outing
Outing
Hidden
Hidden
Holding It In
Holding It In
Blue Rain
Blue Rain
Rooms
Rooms
Alchemy
Alchemy
Formal-Informal
Formal-Informal

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