What happens when a fabric weaver becomes a painter? Is there a way to blend the two art forms? This was my challenge as I stepped from the loom to the easel.
There must be a way to combine the texture and depth of weaving with the flow of color in painting. I began to experiment with painting on a new medium an art canvas composed of strips and strings that are carefully woven.
When you see my paintings you may notice the colors gently lifted by the patterned background. There is a third dimension that produces soft shadows on the surface. I am determined to show the free forms of earth elements lightly laid upon an orderly framework, a hint of structure to nature.
My paintings are inspired by the hues and patterns of sea sky and stone. The intention is to convey the feelings that I associate with these natural elements, sometimes light and airy, but occasionally rich and deep. The paintings are meant to compliment the style of a room, whether contemporary or traditional, rather than overpower it.
If you savor warm breezes on the seashore, starry summer evenings and quiet forest trails, I invite you to see what can happen when a fabric weaver becomes a painter.