In the blink of an eye, in 2018, my life and art changed; I lost much of my vision. Decades of classical western painting or traditional asian painting and calligraphy, would fade away…but not the passion or the essential drive to create.
I became interested in my own and other persons perceptions with blindness. The first touch of braille was very soothing to me. There was texture and patterns. That experience led me to explore tactile methods in creating paintings.
Did you ever want to touch art in a gallery or museum? My work welcomes touch. The acrylic paint and many kinds of mediums and collaged materials are here to feel.
Because of the pain of my disability, I have to soothe my eyes with dark glasses. With just the right amount of light, or kind of illumination, I can paint. Sometimes, I have to resort to the gentleness of candlelight. Therefore, I thought you might enjoy seeing my art in this intimate way on my homepage. My website will also include high definition photos done by Rick Bolen of Sonoma.
All artwork is described physically, with meaning or metaphors, and this artist’s personal reflections. The goal of this website is to be fully accessible. Thanks to my web designer, Marcia, at Cornucopia Creations in Sonoma.
My artwork is not for sale in the traditional sense. I create this work in gratitude to the community with disabilities and my teachers. My paintings are for display in non-profit organizations, schools, hospitals and regional museums. I hope it is a good reminder of our talents that we can all share. The artwork is available for sale or auctions for non-profits.
Kind thanks to my art assistant, Chloe Tula, who is a wonderful musician and harpist. Chloetula.com
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”