My earliest memories in childhood are of my uncle’s paintings and drawings on the walls of my parents’ home. I remember staring at them for hours, following the lines, imagining his gestures, and just looking. He was a master of pen and ink and deft with a brush. Staring at his work, I always felt there was more to see, the harder I looked, the more I found there was to see.
I’m still hooked on that desire to communicate without words – so much can be expressed without words.
People often ask, “How do you decide what to paint?”
For me, it is a line. An unusual line attracts me first. In my mind, I see that line spread out into a shape. Then I start thinking about making that shape with a stroke of the brush.
That’s where I’m pulled into a piece and begin painting it.
Seeing a beautiful, unique line that blends into a shape, and translating it into paint, makes for me all the joy and magic of painting.
I have been online for many years – you can see some of my earlier work, dating back to 2007 on Rose’s Art Lines.