I studied both art and philosophy in college – way back when – and my life has been deeply marked by both disciplines ever since. This blogsite then hosts the portfolio of my recent artwork (2003 – present). It consists primarily of landscapes and figure drawings – as I love describing form in both settings. Most especially, I love describing light on form – that’s the subject matter/mode part. However, when it comes to the media I use, I love describing light in form – that’s the materials part. The art displayed here then is arranged in either/both ways, as the mode/subject matter or alternatively the media used to explore it.
Together with my husband, John, I have been living in Bruges, Belgium for almost twenty years and I am now 67 years old. However, as adventuresome expats, we are also navigating our transition back to the United States. For the moment I don’t exhibit anywhere, though I am hoping to increase my artistic visibility in our new home in Oceanside, California. I completed my Masters degree in Philosophy at KULeuven, Belgium, in 2018. So I spend my days reading (NeoPlatonist) philosophy, translating the non-dual philosophy of Douwe Tiemersma (Dutch to English) and painting. Yes, the work that is shown here is available for sale – unless noted otherwise. If you see something you like, please feel free to contact me. (My prices are humbly-reasonable.)
Well, that’s my artistic hat, or at least one half of it. The other half is the mad scientist. As I indicated above, I love experimenting with the materials traditionally used to render form through light, colour and the intrinsic haptic viscosity of any particular medium. These experiments have led me to make use of different layers of paint through an indirect technique. The testament to these experimentations is my companion blogsite, atelierartisanal.com. It hosts their technical write-ups. And they really are experiments because, if I do “x” to “y”, I often don’t know what exactly will happen. Sometimes they are happy accidents, sometimes they are most retrograde to our desire. That’s how you learn. They include: oil, the mixed technique, egg tempera, encaustic, acrylics, silverpoint and fresco.
Please feel free to explore either site or both. In this age of social networking you know you can comment, like, share and/or sign up for new postings from either one (or both). But in any case, sniff around – and I hope you enjoy doing so!