Did you have a classmate in school that always daydreamed? Thatís me. Can you think of a person that is just a little bit hmmm off? That's me. I'm a positive, upbeat person that enjoys... no thrives, on learning.
Growing up in the 60's in San Francisco, I am a product of my generation. I believe in the beauty and diversity of the spirit, of the life and living experience we all share.
I am self taught, meaning not formally trained or tutored. I have learned as an artist from so many things, other artists, study, and unquenchable thirst to learn. When afforded an opportunity I drank it up and dreamed my little dreams on paper, board, anything. I believed in heroes, so I studied the Masters. I chaffed at tradition so I pushed envelopes, and watched with awe as traditions were shattered and redefined.
I put my creative self aside for many years, to grow up I told myself. To put aside the ups and downs of an artist life for a quiet 'normal', life of marriage and raising children. I went to work when my youngest started school, put in my 30 years learning and putting into action all that was needed for that life. I certainly learned that to be creative is a neccessary ingredient and certainly not limited to any one 'Art'. All things change, movement never stops, and when I found one day that my life was reaching a milestone, (my children all grew up and left home), there it was. Participating in shows and gallery sales locally I continued painting.
Now, we've retired, sold the business and moved to the country.
I look forward to beginning again, to discover the natural splendor around me and what the divine has gifted us all with, to refine my language of painting. No fetters but time, no limits but what my age brings to my physical being.
I invite you to join me in my musings in paint. To take part in my Nyiece Dreams.