At the close of each year, I reflect on my experiences as an artist by compiling a list of works that have, for various reasons, been particularly important to my growth. This year’s post is first of a two-part series. Part II is my top paintings of the decade – stay tuned!
For me, 2019 was a wild roller-coaster ride. While it was not short on challenges, it was also definitely blessed with amazing grace and abundance. While recovering from a ski accident, art was my quiet companion and provided a magical portal to another world of color and form. Images emerged from the canvas or paper in a way that just delighted me. Interestingly, I am posting work that is all animals–my furry and feathered friends!
It is a pleasure for me to share these with you. I hope you enjoy what transpired for me in 2019!
In chronological order, here we go:
My mentors all insisted on the importance of drawing as a foundation for my work and I am very grateful for their encouragement of this life long practice. While this is not a perfect drawing, I feel it contains something more important to me- expression. There is an energy in the horse’s stride which is what I worked to translate in the following painting for which it was a preliminary sketch.
“Running with the Wind” | 30 x 24 | conte