Kokopelli Conga

Kokopelli Conga
"A work of art that did not begin in emotion is not art." --Paul Cezanne

February 25, 2009

Artist Statement

Painting fills a void in my soul that is ever-present when I am not expressing myself in some creative way. All I need to do is look at the world around me to be awed by the beauty of creation, of the human form, of nature, and of man-made structure and symbol.
Everything is an inspiration. From the fjords of Norway tot he great cathedrals of Italy; from a sunset over the Great Salt Lake to a mountain of fresh powder at the top of a Rocky Mountain ski lift. From the joy of planing myt flower garden and watching it grow to the peace I feel watching my child or my husband sleep.
I am inspired by the places I have traveled, by the uniqueness of the varied landscape in my home state, and by the people around me.
I lean towards impressionism with a strong central focus in my paintings. Ifeel that artwork, like a person, should be in a constant state of evolution...always seeking for improvement and aiming for perfection. We may fall short of the goal, but there is always much to be learned from the journey. Any subject matter that I find inspiring or interesting is fair game.
For me, creation is the search for self, and each new piece of artwork I create is a small piece of the puzzle that is me. In the end, if I am lucky, I will end up with a masterpiece.

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