abstract oil paintings-landscape expressionist
32"H x 32"W
28"H x 28"W
28"H x 28"W
OIL ON CANVAS. . .
26"H x 26"W
oil on canvas . . .
28"H x 28"W
My 'excessive exuberance' for massive flower gardens began in Denver, Colorado from ages two and a half to five in the public SUNKEN GARDENS on Speer Boulevard. (my mother went to West High School & my father had a Real Estate office/home across the street from the gardens on Speer Boulevard). Currently, it's still my favorite place to return to---MENTALLY. My entire life has been living along both sides of the Rocky Mountain Range AND NOW MIAMI, ARIZONA, with mountains or hills all around! My creative psyche is from somewhere in Mexico or Hawaii where lush exotic flowers grow. I CAN NOT DENY MY LOVE OF LUSH GARDENS AND SAGUARO CACTI IN HOT DESERTS, and NOW I can see saguaro cacti everywhere here in Arizona. (I have 40 year old paintings with saguaro cacti)
I was fortunate enough to have four years of private group art lessons during my second marriage in Lakewood, Colorado when my two sons were in grade school. MS. Jean Grout studied under Anjelo di Benedetto (1913 - 1992). She taught us extensive design principles, color theory and art history which I believe were equal to or exceeded college level courses. She also taught us to SEE "SPACE THROUGH PATTERN" or "PATTERNS THROUGH SPACE" which broke my FLAT SPACE style I began at sixteen. LUCKY, LUCKY me!
My boring resume includes 22 juried, group art shows in Colorado, (then 3 in Raton,NM when I moved in 2018 from Colorado to New Mexico & moved to BELEN, NM for 3 years & 3 months), 4 'solo' one-woman shows, 16 months in an Arts Center in Pueblo, CO and 12 juried online art shows. (Google still notates that I'm a Pueblo artist even though I left Colorado for New Mexico, October 2018) I MOVED TO MIAMI, ARIZONA IN APRIL 2022.
I'M PROUD TO BE AN ARTIST in the COBRE VALLEY CENTER for the ARTS in Globe, Arizona (next to Claypool and Miami....we're called the "TRI-CITY"). It's in a beautiful, historical, former Teritorial Courthouse built in 1907-1908 (with additions and remodeling throughout the years). 928-425-0884 at 101 North Broad Street, Globe, Arizona. The building has LIVE theater productions, a unique event space, a room full of Historical antique clothing, a quilt room, classes, workshops AND GIFTS! (CobreValleyArts.com AND for special events and theater information: Info@CobreValleyArts.com).
I don't use Facebook, so IF you're reading this, it's amazingly rare.WHEN WILL AN ART GALLERY IN ARIZONA SHOW INTEREST IN MY WORK?
I'M VERY INTERESTED IN AN ARIZONA ART GALLERY ACCEPTING ME AS AN ARTIST IN THEIR GALLERY! EVEN JUST ONE AT A TIME..... But I will not "do" social media.............
PS. I can not afford to pay those stupid ONLINE REPUTATION PROTECTER services, so if you read online that I have a nasty criminal record or I'm a drug addict, they are lies and I can sue them for slander.
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WHEN I'M PAINTING, I ONLY listen to Hearts of Space music (hos.com) because it can take me anywhere in the world with music depending on my mood.... just love it. . . . can't paint without it (it's that good). I discovered Hearts of Space music in 1983 and have been 'blown away' with their most awesome musical programs ever since. They updated their fantastic website and it's amazing... their GENRE choices cover everyone's musical choices. . . amazing!
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