I have always been drawn to nature and horses. The grace and honesty of the horse and the purity and freshness of country landscape has always spoken to me. My art is an extension of this.
I grew up in the city always longing to be around horses and nature. I never truly realized how essential it was to my art to be in contact with these majestic animals in my early years as an artist. While I did spend quite a bit of time in the country around my horses it was never permanent. Always fleeting moments attempting to capture the essence of these animals and the landscape. My work seemed empty. Beautiful but it was only what I felt I should be doing as an artist; it did not reflect my soul.
In 2012 my husband and I bought a farm. Lush fields and horses surrounded me. Farmland inspired me. The horses rejuvenated me.
I began again, I used my past, my knowledge and education, the techniques of the old masters and the history of art, all of it accumulated over the years of study and work but this time I poured my essence on the canvas.
I work with brushes and knives sculpting textures into my canvas before creating landscapes and with oils and paints. I eventually began experimenting with used engine oils and natural tones and materials to heighten the link with nature and farming that I was trying to establish.