My Art is mostly guided by intuition.
I photograph or paint a feeling of a certain mood.
How and when that elusive quality takes shapes on canvas or in a photo is always magical to me.
During the Coved period of isolation, I started to use many ordinary items around the house. I made my own gesso with sticky wallpaper paste and leftover house paint. I use cardboard, tissue paper and aluminum foil to create interesting backgrounds. I added different materials like wood, paper, fabric or even metal to the canvas surface. I found red pepper and turmeric a delightful replacement when I ran out of red and yellow paint.
“Starting to paint, I feel gloriously free, quiet, and alone” (Henri Matisse)