So how does one create a style as an abstract painter? For me it come from the subconscious influences of everyday. Everything around me influences my artwork and I think it’s great, because my paintings are an interpretation of those influences, never an exact duplicate. So my style changes, but it’s always me too. I paint impressions of what I’m thinking or seeing after it’s been turned over in my mind.
My painting style has many influences and becomes richer for those influences. I can be out in nature and some of what I see shapes my future art without me even trying. I am greatly influenced by bold colors and unique textures, these two elements are prevalent in all my original artwork. When I was younger my mom owned a garden center and I was always surrounded by brilliant colors and unusual textures. This was a big influence on me and all my sisters, even now we are all strongly connected to color.
The abstract painting Yearning shown above is a textured acrylic with swirls of blue, green, red, orange and yellow with touches of dark purple. Yearnings swirl around and bubbles over inside, building the energy to make happen what you most desire. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".