'The World is but a canvas to the imagination'
-- Henry David Thoreau
Patrice Donnelly sums up Artist quite beautifully: 'An artist is more than the person who puts brush to canvas, notes to page, clay to form etc. An artist is an actual state of being, one that moves both inside and outside the realms of a studio or creative work. It is a way of living, of perceiving, and most of all, of sharing.'
There is no way to better state who I am or what I am. I live and work in a small rural community in the foothills of North Carolina. My art is representative of the type of lifestyle around me. I love painting landscapes and still lifes. The country side here is full of history and life. It shows on the people here and in thier lifestyles. I also believe it shows in my work as an artist.
I am a self-taught artist and work primarily in oils as well as with pencil and charcoal. I enjoy the way the oils move on the canvas and the vibrancy of the colors. My second love is the pencil. The way that it flows over paper and the shadows and depth that I can create with the pencil and charcoal never ceases to amaze me. I can be inspired by almost everything around me. When I pick up a brush or a pencil amazingly something wonderful begins to happen. My hope is that my art transfers' the energy and excitement that I felt at the time.
I love art and enjoy reading and gardening. My greatest inspiration in my art work has been my husband. I value his opinion and his critique of my work.
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