back to nature

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2024!

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Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2024!

The show season is ramping up! We’ll be opening with the Dunedin Fine Art Festival ~ January 6th and 7th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Then… we’re in Bonita Springs, Lakewood Ranch and finish January at St. Armands.
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I’ve been working on something a little different I’m excited to share!
I am pleased to introduce the “Back to Nature” Series! These will make wonderful sets, or choose your favorite and it will make a fabulous statement on it’s own.
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Force of Nature
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Mother Nature
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Better Nature
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Second Nature
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Back to Nature
Shop these Giclee prints 

Experiments in Recycled Abstraction

Many days after long hours in the studio, I have gathered up the paper scraps on the floor and admired how interesting and beautiful the shapes and colors were. There were always the pieces I couldn’t bring myself to sweep away. So the big box of scraps started, and built over the years!
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When I collage, I make different things out of paper that don’t always work. Just yesterday I made about 12 blue leaves that didn’t fit where thought they would, so those go in another box!
I always knew I would do something with the “left-overs”, I just couldn’t place when or how. That’s what I love about Art, it mimics life. There are those boxes of things that we hold on to, that we know are important or will play a roll in our future, but we just don’t always know how or why.

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We are attracted to them, and compile them, for many different reasons. In fact, there are scraps in the boxes I have looked at so many times over the years, that I grew attached to them!

The impetus came when my Aunt Belle, who knows I love Matisse, visited his “Cut-Outs” show currently on exhibit at the MOMA in New York, sent a portfolio of some of these works as a gift. Inspired, I finally gave myself the time to experiment, and to trust an intuitive flow of ideas and decisions on color, balance and compositions of my own.

It’s a joyful and freeing experience to work in this way, and I hope the feelings I had while creating them, comes through. A little random playfulness…and pure joy!

2024 Winter Show Dates

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January 6th-7th: Downtown Dunedin Art Festival
Address: 271 Main Street in Dunedin, FL
January 13th-14th: Bonita Springs National Art Festival
Address: 10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
January 20th-21st: Lakewood Ranch Fine Art Festival
Address: 8100 Lakewood Main St, Bradenton, FL 34202
January 27th-28th: 21st Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival
Address: 1 St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, FL
February 10th-11th: 10th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival
Address: South Straub Park, Bayshore Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL
February 17th-18th: 18th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival
Address: 23181 Via Villagio Drive in Estero, FL

Please see my website for information on shows for the rest of the season.

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