Remember the days when you had no responsibilities; when life was easy and fun? This is the feeling I strive for in my work, I want to embrace those childhood days of carefree enjoyment. In my candy series, I focus on color and composition to provide a feeling of play.
Buying pounds of my favorite candies, I arrange them as a still life, and then take photographs with a macro lens to dive into the candy, filling the composition with color. After I have chosen a photo, I start to paint in my realist style, capturing the form and details. My preference to paint on wood panels arose after college and has stayed with me as the surface lends itself to my style.
My skill has allowed me to become a member of the International Guild of Realism, Women Artists of the West, and the Carmel Art Association. My work earned me a month stay at Jental Artist Residency in Wyoming. In 2016, I am scheduled to participate in a show at the Monterey Museum of Art. I began painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Painting.