First Swim I
11 x 15 inches
Mixed media on watercolor paper
Each time I approach the canvas, it feels like an opportunity to exercise freedom. Using a variety of traditional materials including charcoal, acrylic, pencil, and oil, I allow my instinctive movement to lead while letting my mind rest. Painting allows me to tap into my long history with dance and the emotional and physical freedom attached to it. Similarly to creating choreography, I use visual elements like repetition, movement, and balance to compose each painting. I am largely inspired by my young children and their innocent and uninhibited nature, as well the abstract expressionist movement of the mid-20th century.
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