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About the painting: I was inspired to paint this scene by a series of books I read entitled The Mitford Series, by Jan Karon. Lord’s Chapel is a focal point throughout the series and I quickly developed a mental image. By the time I finished all 9 books I wanted to visit Mitford and meet everyone. Obviously that was not going to happen so I created part of it myself.
Print Details: “Lords Chapel” is a signed and numbered limited edition fine art archival print of an original watercolor painted by me. The image area is 8 1/4 inches x 5 ¼ inches. The image is printed on an 8 ½ by 11 inch sheet of Somerset Photo Enhanced fine art paper, 100% cotton, acid free paper, using archival quality Epson durabrite inks. The print is packaged in a clear, acid and lignin free bag with a re-sealable adhesive strip on the outside of the bag and shipped in a sturdy flat mailer with cardboard to avoid bending in transit. The print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Born and raised in Hopewell, NJ and now live in Titusville, NJ with my husband of 26 years, and 2 crazy dogs, Darla and Buddy, both rescue dogs.
As a child I loved to color, I had a big box of crayons and always went for the color that was a little different. I don’t recall if coloring everything it’s true color was important. I don’t think I went crazy with colors. I do recall that staying in the lines was very important. The finished work had to be neat! Once I became too old to color (which I now realize never really happens) my mother taught me how to sew. Color again was a fascination, I always used fabrics that were colorful. After graduating high school, photography was artistic outlet. Eventually, thru friends, I worked my way back to color and ended up in a watercolor class, and as they say, the rest is history. That was about 15 years ago. In that time I have been lucky enough to with several wonderful local artists, Lucy Graves McVicker, Kathleen McGuire Morolda and Gail Bracegirdle. All of these wonderful artists taught me how to "see" life as a painting.
I look for the texture, the light and the color of all that surrounds me. Every day I see something that amazes me. I am fascinated by color. My desire is that my paintings will evoke an emotion or a mood within the viewer; a memory of a place possibly. Maybe the desire to step into the painting, to be transported to that place. Painting is an exploration of color and painting with watercolor is especially fun for me. I am never sure what will happen when water and pigment mix on the paper. There is always a plan, but it is the unplanned designs and color combinations that bring to life some really fun and exciting paintings. I take those opportunities to take a trip to an imaginary place where I create a special landscape.
As in life, it is the unplanned events that turn into some of the best surprises. My life as an artist has been an unplanned journey and an unexpected pleasure. I have met amazing people and made wonderful new friends in fellow artist and patrons. I really can't imagine it any other way.
Also, I'm a member of the Christian Artist Street Team on Etsy. I'll post a link there. You will most likely get a few donations.