I often paint in strong and optimistic colors that give me hope, joy, vitality, daring and energy while reflecting on my inner world. I try to convey these feelings to the viewers so that they can see the reflection of their inner world, as well as the outer world. The landscapes are intentionally generic kind of landscapes so that the viewers can find their own landscapes in them.
In this series I hoped to capture various landscapes going through the changes of the seasons. Every season evokes different emotions, thoughts and feelings. Even though the paintings are inspired by different places around the world that I have visited, I hoped to capture landscapes that every viewer will feel familiar with.
The enchanted blue of the Lupine flowers lay like rugs on the magical view of my city. It always takes me back to a time when my mother took us hiking and would teach us the names of every flower we encountered. I continued her path by teaching my husband and my kids about the flowers they’ve encountered through the years. This deep color of blue always imprints a sense of sweet nostalgia, that I wish to instill within the hearts of those viewing these paintings.
Vacations with family and friends always make me feel good and excite me. They bring calmness and curiosity to new places, landscapes, and cultures. These works in acrylic on canvas are painted with bright colors and quick brushstrokes expressing the excitement and joy that a vacation brings with it.