I grew up in East Tennessee fishing, climbing trees, and running barefoot through the grass. I lost touch with that playful, fun side of myself. But, this deep connection with nature stayed quietly insistent, inspiring me with every walk and flower bouquet until, like a balm to my soul, I realized I am an artist and nature is my muse.
I use small square brushes, acrylic paint pens and simple dots to create each piece. They are exercises in mindfulness and a connection to nature through art as I apply 7-8 layers for each piece. Time stippling really depends on the dot size to surface size ratio. As an example, my 3’x4’ pieces can take about 4 hours per square foot, but my 6”x6” pieces with the much smaller dots can take a single 4 hour session.
These works have been shown and collected nationally and internationally, but can be most often found in various gallery shows and art fairs here in the Silicon Valley.
If you'd like to learn more about why I prefer pointillism in particular, please check out my "top 10 reasons" in this blog post.