I am from a family of gardeners, photographers and artists. My own garden is spacious, inspired by Monet's plan to have beauty at his fingertips. This lovely garden was built from scratch with terraces, stairs and pathways leading to serene views. It was a grand creative effort with my husband whose interests are trees and shrubs, as well as rock walls and stairs.
As the garden grew my art responded to its beauty. First I created hand colored silver prints of bouquets of flowers, which I showed in East Hampton and New York. A few years later, influenced by James Goldsworthy and Jackson Pollack I designed a spontaneous process, where I could work au plein air, the work influenced immediately by the wind and light and fresh color. I collected cans of paint, laid down a drop cloth and created the series Light and Transcendence... explorations of the sensual and spiritual aspects of the garden.
Presently, I have been using tempera paint to make large pieces of paper directly from the colors all around, a complex palette including hydrangea blues, daylily yellows, rosy reds and a myriad of greens. Then I hand cut each flower, each petal and create collages. In them I seek to explore the individual forms and personalities of each plant as arrangements or as potted plants. Each collage is photographed then altered in my computer to create a the unique image. I print each one on heavyweight epson cold press fine art paper. The result is a beautiful an image loyal to the rich color and detail I see in the garden.
My garden offers many possibilities for the senses and the spirit and feeds my soul; come for a walk in the garden.