I am a painter, collage and mixed media artist, and designer.
My art is inspired by walking mountain trails both near and far, the lush and delicate colors of flowers and sunsets, the curving forms of fruits at the market, and the infinite richness of life daily.
I create using combinations of acrylic, gouache, ink, paper, fabric... With collage I like to have fun with visual texture and imagery to add layers of meaning and elements of surprise. When painting I enjoy strong contrasts of light and shadow within a foundation of strong, focused composition.
The fullness of life includes hanging out with my two wonderful sons, taking jaunts to beautiful places, hiking most any trail anywhere, lunching and taking art field trips as often as possible with my amazing women friends, and sharing life with my sweet, fantastic man.
The place I call home is filled with southern desert light in La Quinta, California.
I make art to bring joy, love, beauty, and inspiration to the everyday lives of people everywhere. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy! Joann