"Every painting tells a story and captures a single moment of thought in time"
|O-096 "Jungle Zip Line" by Myra Steward wc 13x19 $400|
Art is an essential part of my everyday life. I try to incorporate it into every aspect. I had dreamed of painting since I was a little girl. After reading the book, The Artist's Way, I finally gave myself permission to try painting. It's a passion with me now. Even if I'm not painting, I'm planning the next painting in my mind or sketching.
I have studied with several teachers including: Cassidy Aikman, Jim Estey, Phillis Eyman, Beverly Fields and Anne Bradley. I've also attended workshops with Father William Breault and David Lobenberg. I belong to two paint groups that meet every week.
The mediums and subject matter I use are varied. I sometimes work in watercolor, but also enjoy working with collage and mixed media. Recently I've begun experimenting with watercolor on canvas. I love the affect because it creates a much looser style, which has carried over to my painting on paper.
I enjoy painting a variety of subject matters, but especially like to paint exotic birds and animals. I always paint with a limited palette of just one blue, one yellow and one red, keeping me challenged to create as many shades of color as possible.