Watercolor, resin, and acrylic paint
At other times, my mind and hands demand a more colorful, less precise form of expression. That is where my work with acrylics and resin come in. I create artwork to hang on a wall or that can be put to use in a home. I search for shells, glass, rocks and bits of old pottery and embed them in resin to create natural beach scenes. With acrylic paints, I blend colors and swirl them into unpredictable works that invite the viewer to seek their own meaning in the resultant painting. I also enjoy taking a worn piece of furniture and recreating it into functional art.
I’m relatively new to the art world. After retiring from years as a public school teacher, a friend suggested we take a watercolor class for “mature” learners at the local community college. I loved it and haven’t stopped since. Art brings me immeasurable joy. The mood and the inspiration I draw from my walks and swims can take me into artistic expression that is either exacting or free-form. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity and ability to bring color and the natural world to life.