I "rediscovered Klimt in the fall of 09, decided I'd try his decorative style. This one started out as a study, but I got pretty detailed with her face, so decided to just paint the dress and gold accents right onto the pastel paper! The black background helped pull it all together.
Since the mid- 80's I've worked as an Art Director, Illustrator,Graphic Artist and Fine Artist. My favorite subject is people: portraits, character studies and figure drawings. I'm equally passionate about performance (theatre and storytelling). For years I struggled trying to balance these two callings until I finally understood that this is what balance looks like in my life. I only needed to stop listening to 'experts' who criticize my not sticking on one discipline!
From childhood I've always been most comfortable hanging back and observing people and situations. All that accrued information has served me well both as a thespian and as a visual Artist. That same tendency was also hands-down my best tool during seven years as a...
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