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About the Artist
Working in pours re-connected me to the creativity and imagination I experienced in art school. The direction of the wine dictates how distorted a figure may or may not be, and no longer is a representation a necessary part of my painting. There is no sketching to plan, I go right to the pour with a marker and try to reign in the happy chaos. This is a self-imposed discipline that energizes me and encourages me to think that there are no mistakes. Three eyes and 12 fingers are actually the norm. The pours cause people to look, to reflect, to think - and yes, to laugh. The colors and the energy draw the eye and conversation ensues. The fact that the pours get their start from wine and beer only adds to the conversation. Sometimes I have no direction for the final outcome and discover as I go along.
So why wine and beer? I love the way wine and beer move across the textured paper - their color, the way they puddle and leave shimmery sugars behind. I love how wine and beer can bring people together for laughs and conversation. It's an unusual medium, and that's pretty cool in and of itself. And yes, I like it, but no - I didn't accidentally spill wine and get the inspiration! Lives and works in Rehoboth Beach, DE.