"One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity." - Aguste Renoir
Like many two-year olds, I expressed an early love for streaking bright colors all over myself, the walls, and any objects within reach. When brushes were not available, my mother tells me finger painting would keep me occupied for hours. Growing up, I shifted my focus to tidier art forms such as poetry, contemporary dance, and improvisation, and since 1997 I have worked as a performing artist and movement educator, both on a local community level and on tour throughout the United States and Europe.
A longtime practitioner of yoga, the concepts of mindfulness, intention, and creative expression gradually wove themselves together in my performance work and in my teaching. I became more and more interested in how cultivation of one's inner state influences artistic craft, and vice versa. In 2015, at the suggestion of a friend, I began working with pastels as a way to further explore this idea in another medium.
Focusing on color and texture, and allowing the mind to rest on the sensation of marking the canvas, these abstract compositions are inspired both by the witnessing state of sitting meditation and by the active listening and responding of the body in improvised dance and theater. Today, I continue to explore in larger formats and with the versatility of acrylic paints, finding ever-increasing depth in the trust and patience required to allow each painting to unfold organically.
May 4-24, 2018: Kennedy Grace Gallery @ Romeo's Chocolates
Beautiful blank greeting cards for thank you's, birthdays, and celebrations of all kinds! Vibrant colors, soft matte finish. 4.5 x 6 inches. Printed in the United States.
Each box contains ten cards (five of each design as shown above) plus 10 white envelopes. Red/Blue Textures is the box on the left. Warm/Cool Blends is the box on the right. Shipping to U.S. addresses only.
|Card Boxes - $20 includes shipping|
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