sur/re/al/ist:

an artist or writer who seeks to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind 

In this case, a vivid dreamer who creates artwork based on her actual dreams. To delve into the subconscious is to allow one to really seize the potential of the mind. I never have to worry about my content being unoriginal because it comes from within, from the way my brain twists information into a stimulating visual image. I am fascinated with how neurotransmitters replicate and replace information, how they reroute and create new pathways. I am equally fascinated with the machinations of the human body and how cellular development creates flesh or disease. How amazing is this perishable shell that holds within it such spirit and wit.  My work is about dealing with all aspects of being me, from youth to motherhood, from desire to aversion, from new advances to facing the aging process.  My mind has no limitations, my work is limited only by my meager skills, but I’m not afraid to ask questions or seek answers and that’s what has kept me addicted to the process of making art for nearly half a century.  

Upcoming Events

Coming July 2019

Intro to Oil Painting workshop with Clinton Milsap Workshops

Intro to Oil Painting Workshop, July 2019

Fellow HBU Candidate, Clinton Milsap, has asked me to be his first guest teaching artist for his workshop series.  I am honored to be a part of this initiative in contemporary artist education! Intro to Oil Painting: 4 Day Workshop split into two weekends. This is a contemporary oil painting class based on research from the height of the French Academy and its practices with updates pertaining to archival mediums and methods. Students will work on four paintings in order to receive a thorough understanding of how to create an oil painting using four different underpainting methods. The first weekend students will learn about preparation and proper grounds, creating an underdrawing and the underpainting. During the second weekend students will work on overpainting, glazing and highlights, with a discussion on varnishes to be followed up at a later date. 32 hrs of class time and additional individual critiques and group discussion after.

Click on the link or the image to view more information and be sure to smash that “going” button and get your payments in before someone else gets your spot: https://www.facebook.com/events/2355672027809777/