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Private Moment, Gone Public, watercolor construction, 2013
"My art actually begins during the times I'm out somewhere and see something happening. If the event makes it onto a piece of paper, it might or might not make it to the painting stage. I do lots more drawings than paintings. But say it does. The sex, age, clothes of the person or people portrayed would be changed to protect individual identity. (If you believe you recognize someone you know, it's purely coincidental.) I make all of my stories up!

The piece I've chosen for Wisconsin Visual Artists website is

"Private Moment Gone Public" It was part of a large watercolor show called, "People, Going About Their Lives"

In recent work, a story begins on large, free form, torn sheets of a watercolor paper roll. Painting generally is my starting point, but not with the piece you see. The fly away qualities of paper that's been on a roll suggested the subject matter within this private, unguarded moment. Paint followed in order to elaborate.

My own story. I grew up in Washington, DC in the forties during and after the War (WWII) - a time when mothers were home without a car, children wandered the neighborhood, dogs were off leash, and empty lots were being excavated for new homes and businesses. I had unlimited free time to people watch and make up stories about what they were doing and why they were doing it. What interested me then and now were/are the ways human beings allocate time and energy during the course of their lives."
Home:
Fitchburg, WI
WVA membership status:
Professional
Artform:
watercolor, drawing, collage