I’m exhilarated by nature’s beauty and vivid colors, and relish a rock, leaf, or moss as much as a mountain or ocean. It it the simplistic nature of life I find most intriguing and the new journey each art piece brings that I enjoy.
A spirited look uses bold designs that captivate the eye, bringing just the essence to the forefront. Color shift textures are created from liquid dyes on silk painted in freestyle form, and plant shapes using the wax tjanting tool method. Soft pastel is my choice for capturing the sea and landscapes during outdoor painting sessions. Studio still life compositions give me another venue. I also express my love of abstract through fashionable silk wearables of scarves, wraps, and ponchos. I love learning from my students during sessions of silk, pastel or watercolor painting workshops. My artistic mission is to light people up with the colors of life.
Photo by Patti Pease Johnson