May 11, 2010
It Was A Sign... To Paint
"Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly."
"Painting on the things I love"... After watching one sweet guy come to the glass door for a peek in, my daughter Hannah went for her shelled sunflower seeds to give him a treat, calling all his friends she began to feed her birds, and I began to paint. As a bohemian artist with a wistful style and a passion for art with meaning, I paint memories on walls and on interesting scarps of wood, furniture pieces, and just about anything that moves me.
My many years of painting signs and "Trompe L'oeil" on the walls of many model homes as well as the homes of clients who seek out my work so they too can express their style in their own homes. All of this and a number of garden walls, cafes and reatil business have had a lasting effect on me. I love when I have been requested to transform their ordinary walls to walls filled with my art. Be it faux finishes, plaster techniques and hand painted art, it is always new and exciting for me to see the finished project.
I create art in my mind because it is so much a part of me. Painting runs a close first to my passion in interior design work. Painting - is a tool in telling my story, expressing the things in my imagination and realizing what I see with my heart and eyes.
I also will seek out designs that inspire me, I look to sources that move me finding things in our homes and gardens, also inspiring photographs all in which to create a particular setting and story to a wall mural or a delightful simple sign. Painting peaceful nature onto a piece of wood allows others to share in a piece of nature's messages painted and brought to life.
If the garden is not filled with life I will build a birdhouse for them, and I will paint a sign for it. A meaningful sign can remind us daily of the joy we find in it.
Inspiring you to paint words with meaning, hmm!! now what will I paint on this one.