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New Works

Since quarantine has begun, I have just been trying to approach the canvas without any plans and see where the brush takes me.  It has more of an intuitive painting process- my favorite way to come to the canvas.  This has been a super stressful experience (for all of us!) and I'm so grateful to have my paintbrushes to carry me through it.  I do think this is some of my strongest work to date, so creative flow is one of the things many things I will be thankful for during this odd time.  I hope wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you are safe, healthy, finding joy in the small things, and trying to do something creative for yourself...

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Florals with a Cheeky Twist

Recently, I have really gotten into collage.  Maybe I should say, I've enjoyed revisiting it: we all collage a bit when we are young, right? This group of small 5 x 7 inch canvas mixed media paintings has been a fun form of play for me.  I've created them while joining my children outside as they have been playing in this unseasonably warm South Carolina weather.  The first layer of these compositions is an old paint palette that I used while painting.  The next layer is torn and cut papers and fabrics that have been layered together to create floral shapes.  The papers have been painted and drawn on while working on other paintings.  And some of the papers are from Chinese...

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