ABSTRACT ART SQUAD
We met at an abstract art class — four artists with different backgrounds developing our skills in abstract art. We have continued to gather weekly to support and inspire one another.
I create for the purpose of getting lost and letting my mind relax. There is no destination or final product in mind...just color explorations, lines, and forms that I find pleasing in the moment.
I studied Art History at Smith College and worked in museums until a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis early in my career shifted my interest to creating art. I work mostly with acrylics, colored pencil, pencil and mixed media.
After many years of artistic realism, I love the freedom of painting abstracts in acrylic. With a blank canvas and free mind there are so many possibilities. I love contrasts in tone and color. Always exploring.
As a math and science person, I tend to prefer doing realistic, representational paintings because I can tell when I am 'getting it right'. Abstract art pushes me out of this comfort zone and allows me to simply enjoy the experience of playing with paint.