After "hiding behind" my art for so many years on my websites, I have made the decision to start blogging about my artist life along with my artwork. I think it's important to share my experience as an artist.
A little know fact about me is that, as an art student in art school, I didn't understand or like painting in color! Yes, it's true. I can remember speaking with my painting instructor one day. He told me that I could do my paintings in pencil if I wanted. My fear of color was intense. I didn't know what to do with it. I often thought, "I'm an artist, why don't I like to work with color in my paintings?" I got through somehow.
My major was graphic design. My plans were to become a designer for print materials, not a painter. After graduation I started working as a graphic designer and never stopped.
Then one day, many years later, I got the "creative" hunger to go out and buy a stretched canvas to paint on. I could not afford a stretched canvas in art school, I always painted on board, so I never had the opportunity to see what it felt like to paint on one. This day changed my life! My decision to start painting was born.
My first painting on stretched canvas....