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About Me

GLAD TO MEET YOU!

Creating dialogues of colors for your spaces

I am an ex sailor, a current drinker of lapsang souchong tea and forever lover of water views, beaches and sunshine (and please don’t get me talking about chocolate).

 

We all have things we really enjoy. Mine is Art. I’m a maker, an experimenter, a teller of visual stories.  I’ve drawn, painted and played in many mediums and loved every minute.

 

My motto?

“LEARNING NEVER EXHAUSTS THE MIND” Leonardo da Vinci

Where am I from?

Short answer – Mid Atlantic
Long answer – How much time have you got?

Cultural Influences?

Let’s start with Colombian mum & English dad. Lived in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, the US, and currently Grenoble, France
=> Undeniable influences in my pieces and choice of colors/colours.

My studio?

In Grenoble, in the heart of the French Alp region, my country of adoption

Studies?

BFA, Florida Southern College
MFA, University of South Florida

Languages?

English, Spanish, Portuguese, French

Spelling? What? Are you kidding?

Nope – I do not have consistent spelling. I was schooled in the British system, then changed to the American one so there are some words that will be spelt/spelled in one or the other or both! That’s just my life

Marbling is the dialogue of what the hand starts and water finishes

A Water Journey Where the 'Canvas' is Water

Each unique piece is created by gently dropping paint with brushes, droppers, or whisks onto a tray filled with thickened water.

Instead of sinking or mixing, the colors float and expand to touch each other.

 

Technical gestures encounter the movement of water.

The stylus becomes the brush moving the paint.

 

Paper or fabric is placed very gently on the size, and in a matter of milliseconds, the artist’s thoughts are transferred to it creating a one-of-a-kind piece.

Cyanotype is the dialogue of what your thought process starts and the sun finishes

Detail of sumac wet cyanotype in nuances of blues, greens, gold and whites

My first experience with cyanotype was at Art school.  Our graphics professor decided to play with the Florida sun.  She prepared a massive sensitized piece of paper on which we’d placed objects from the studio.  As you can imagine, the exposure time was very limited, and the results breathtaking.

 

Many years later my beautiful and so thoughtful daughter buys me a cyanotype set for Mother’s Day, and I’m left dumbstruck.

 

Here’s another art that is dependent on the weather – the sun and the strength of the UV to finish off what you start.

 

Here’s an art where you can use your surrounding plants to create unique marks.

 

Exactly my kind of thing.  You make choices and control somethings up to a certain point, and then you let the results slowly appear. Freeing and exalting

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