Making abstract art is an ongoing skill for me which has been acquired over a prolonged period of time. Each canvas is a unique experience with each part of it painted or drawn to relate to the other parts of the composition and working until all of the parts work together to form one piece of art. Much of what evolves on the canvas results from personal experiences and thoughts on a subconscious level.
I love color and design and develop my art by working alla prima, working the colors wet into wet, blending as I go along to build up layers of paint and/or filling out shapes and sections of a painting. First working only with acrylic paint, I then discovered oil sticks, charcoal, graphite and collage and began to incorporate these media into many of my paintings. During the thirty years or so that I have been making abstract art, many different effects (styles) of painting have emerged. I enjoy discovery and challenge myself to go beyond what I have already achieved. Some of my paintings begin with a preset idea of what I want to accomplish while others are developed spontaneously. The paintings on this web site show the variety of work with which I am involved.
Being an educator as well as an artist, I set up a sketching program at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and taught that program as well as classes in different mediums for three years. Painting is my primary passion. Teaching others to discover the magic of getting into the right side of their brain and watching them discover their creative being is also of great importance to me.
The paintings I have available on The Red Vault range in size from 24½ by 36½ to 48½ by 60½. The price range is from $550 to $3000. Commissioned work in any size is available.