a merger of artistry and athleticism!
i know there is great excitement and anticipation surrounding the antarctica collection! yay! i have been working on it for the past 4 years now!!! if you have been following me you will know by now that in the last year, i invited a few local artists to collaborate with me on a few pieces in order to bring to fruition painted stories a tiny stretch beyond my current capabilities. and i couldn't be shy about asking for help in seeing this dream of mine to bring hope, confidence and possibilities to others. it was too important to me!
to read about the athletes, the artists and more, check out my blog. it will be continually updated with stories and art (as best i can!)
the piece to the left (or above if you are reading this on your phone) is a work in progress titled: a trip to the moon. it was inspired by 4 competitors from Belgium: Frederic Coorevits, Carl Mourisse, Bart Bracke and Frank Schelstraete, who after arriving on the continent felt they had arrived on the surface of the moon!
the creative collaborator is Margi Grill. i will share more of our story when i blog about this piece.
growing an old friend
give more, take less
I initially began painting with using the tips of my fingers, palms of my hands and forearms. I felt I had to keep in constant contact with the canvas. Over the years I have gained greater confidence in my skills and I now use brushes.
I love to share the little I know about art and especially with young minds. They love to play with color and paint and make messes. Oh the joy in their voices when they find success after creating a masterpiece!!!
I am constantly inspired in my everyday...it is critical that I honor that which inspires me. My fingers itch until such time the images that visit me in my dreams are brought to fruition. I have learned to always honor the images which visit me in my dreams.
I honestly don't know where I would be ...or if I would even be working as a professional artist had it not been for supportive artists in our community. I am grateful to those who encouraged me and lifted me up. I wish to continue doing the same. I started the community heART award. It recognizes and honors those who are lifting other creatives up.
When I am not working in my studio chances are I am out and about helping MN Dot or Metro Transit evaluate transportation safety for pedestrians.
I like to remind folks to please SEE ME! I am someone!
Let's keep the roads and walkways safe for everyone!
I get a lot questions about my logo. My eldest son created these when he was a student in art school. They are my hands that he turned into eyes..the fingers are my eye lashes. At the time, my sister-in-law thought up my tag line, "do you see what I feel?" Together I believe it communicates exactly what I want to ask people to think about when they see my art.