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Natures' forces, both calm and chaotic have long been the foundation of my work. I reference this organic energy with colors, marks and textures I use to create my compositions. My paintings at times can be still and quiet. At other times, they evoke energy and turbulence. 

I work with paint pigments combined with a range of mediums to create different viscosities from very liquid to extremely thick. I pour, squeeze, brush, drip, fling and smear layers of paint, often waiting days for each layer to dry before moving on. This very fluid foundation allows me to use glazing techniques as well as feature brush marks and palette knife work. At times I squeeze heavy paint right out of directly from the tube, using it as a drawing tool to create strong lines and defined movements.

 I am excited to be able to split my studio time between Penland North Carolina and my studio in the Warehouse Artist District in St.Petersburg Florida. My studio in North Carolina is nearly done and I plan to be on the Trac Tour in late NOvember. My studio in Soft Water Studio 515 22nd St South, St. Petersburg ,Fl 33712. is open every second Saturday. Our gallery in St.Petersburg along with many other is free and open to the public. We are stop number 6 on the trolley ride.  https://stpeteartsalliance.org/artwalk/

I am excited to be able to split my studio time between Penland North Carolina and my studio in the Warehouse Artist District in St.Petersburg Florida. My studio in North Carolina is nearly done and I plan to be on the Trac Tour in late NOvember. My studio in Soft Water Studio 515 22nd St South, St. Petersburg ,Fl 33712. is open every second Saturday. Our gallery in St.Petersburg along with many other is free and open to the public. We are stop number 6 on the trolley ride.  https://stpeteartsalliance.org/artwalk/

 515 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

515 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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