Just last year, in 2018, I went to my first Open Studios Tour in Boulder. As certain pieces sparked my appreciation and love for art, I found myself envying these talented painters. Seeing an easel spattered with paint truly drew my attention, it was like having a past life experience. I had never really dreamed of what it would feel like to put paint on a canvas until that moment. While my husband and I visited some of the different artists, I mentioned wanting my own easel. He thought it was a great idea. When I got home, I dropped the thought, but the feeling I had during Open Studios continued to pop up for me in the following weeks. I finally decided to put aside money and bought an easel! It looked amazing in the spare bedroom.
Since then, I have done a lot of experimenting with style and genres, trying to find my place in the painting world. I am still in that phase, visiting galleries and taking classes. I am currently painting with acrylic paint, creating abstracts, painting representational, and I’m also enjoying landscapes.
Through my paintings, I hope to connect the viewer with their own resonations and emotions that come up for them. With wanting the paintings to belong to each individual, or viewer, I have found it hard to title each piece. The work is going to mean something different to everyone, so it feels a little selfish to place that bias on it right from the start. However, that is the name of the game, and I am eager to share, and thrilled for these opportunities!