Through photography, I show you what I see, but with painting, I share with you what I feel.
This story begins with photography: I began taking home photos at the age of 10, always had a camera with me on any travels, and haven’t been able to keep one out of my hands since the mid-80s.
But a traumatic brain injury from a 2016 train derailment challenged my vision, and I set aside the camera for a few years to heal from that and PTSD issues. When seclusion necessitated by COVID then ensued, I turned to oil painting as a new adventure.
Photography has been a door to ‘seeing’, but the emotions encountered and remembered from photography adventures are more easily expressed and shared through painting. Through photography, I show you what I see, but with painting, I share with you what I feel.
Using the palette knife technique, values and contrasts allow energies to radiate through light and air. As a viewer, you are then engaged in the resolution of abandonment and order, chaos and serenity.
It is such a joy to return to the visual world of beauty!