I've enjoyed painting professionally for ten-plus years and have painted a myriad of subjects. I began painting acrylic portraits and have even captured furry portraits of dogs on Louis Vuitton bags and briefcases. Now I primarily paint contemporary landscapes and pure abstracts from my studio in Houston. I've also worked with many different galleries over the course of my career with locations in Atlanta, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida, Birmingham, Alabama to Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to Chairish, I am currently represented by Design Supply Shop in Birmingham.
Elaine de Kooning was originally better known as Mrs. Willem de Kooning. However, she was also at the forefront of abstract expressionism in her own right and I’m as much drawn to her individualism as I am her gestural brushstrokes. She said, “My paintings repeat a feeling about Lake Michigan, or water, or fields…it’s more like a poem…and that’s what I want to paint.” I strive for the same in my work. My acrylic paintings are lyrical in nature, with movement and meaning that I feared only resonated with me. I’m so pleased they resonate with others as well.
I have a studio in my Houston home with a dedicated space filled with light and across from the playroom where young voices punctuate my palette. I look out over a bayou full of life and nature, always changing and inspiring. That same bayou flooded my home during Hurricane Harvey, a constant reminder that life, like water en route to the Gulf of Mexico, is always in flux – good for my right brain and, therefore, my art.