I’ve been painting silk for over almost 20 years. I started out learning this medium from a friend. We made little paintings on silk that was stretched on a small embroidery hoop. We made Christmas ornaments out of them. I fell in love, so I took one lesson from another painter who held classes and sold supplies. I was hooked after I worked on some silly crafty things. I must have goofed around on it for about two or three years.
Then, my artist friend told me that she was going to Paris for a year or two and asked me, “Would I like to buy her silks supplies?” “Would I?”, I proclaimed. A few days later, I was in the throws of it all but after awhile I tired of the small stuff cutesy things. I wanted to paint some bigger items like scarves. My brother, Mark, who is a contractor made me the most awesome table on wheels with doors to hide my supplies. One thing led to another.
I began painting large figurative work on the silk. I had seen kimonos, scarves, and some watercolor paintings on silk that were about 40 ” large but never the size of my table which is about 72 x 50″ . “Ok now!”, I thought. “I’ve got something here.” Hence, the beginnings of my art career.
This page is dedicated to my abstracts which range in size from 10″ square to 55″ x whaterver you want”. I also have a collection of figurative, musicians and landscapes. My work is perfect for eclectic and contemporary settings for residential, corporate and hospitality. I love to frame them in a minimalistic plexi glass or as ornate a moulding you can get.
More to come