TagsAbstract Expressionist Art League Art of the Art Atherton color and movement Florida France Green Chi Designs Jacksonville La Rochelle Linda Lenore Lucile Packard Olde Town Alexandria Tiffany Birch
I am an Abstract Expressionist. Born in Jacksonville, Florida. My fondest memories as a child growing up in La Rochelle, France were the vibrant golden yellows of the mustard fields. My father was in the military and after his tour we returned to the United States residing in Maryland. I have always been mesmerized by color and movement.
When I started to explore art through the Art League in Olde Town Alexandria, Virginia, I painted 60 paintings in 45 days and shortly thereafter received representation through Marin-Price Galleries in Chevy Chase, Maryland. I moved to the west coast in 2002 and also began to teach children to paint in my style of “I want you to paint what an ice cream cone tastes like”. My west coast opening Art of the Art was held outside of an art gallery in a residence located in Atherton, California, with 36 paintings in a garden setting that had been feng shui by a grand trine master, Linda Lenore of Green Chi Designs.
One of the Lucile Packard children I had previous taught, created a painting for me of a huge heart in the middle of the painting; and that very message was the reason I named my opening Art of the Heart for all art must come from the heart.