The Silos at Sawyer Yards
Painting Women My theater background taught me to deeply examine a character internally to discover her needs and wants and then show and tell it externally with distinct body language, expressions, gestures, and rhythms. I now draw on this theatrical approach when painting women. These women are worth painting because they reflect a full life story, each one different and distinct. Some are down, some are up, some are upset, some are over it, and some have passed on. All originate from deep within me and their stories swirl in my head. With a small wood panel or a slightly larger canvas or paper, using color, line, and rhythmic brush strokes, like a life snapshot, I try to show the essentials and tell their story.