My Creative Journey: Part 1 Landscape
It was 1973 and I was 19. My then boyfriend David introduced me to his cousin Jeremy whose father was a well known Australian painter, at an opening featuring his work. Memorized by the depiction of familiar countryside I bought my very first oil painting; a 10"x8" landscape of nearby hills and trees, painted by Peter Glass.
I proudly hung my newly acquired art on the wall of my College dorm room and years later when I left Australia to live in England the painting came with me. Today it hangs in the hall along side many other beautiful landscapes that I have collected.
I never again returned to my homeland to live and that painting has comforted me for over 40 years, reminding me of where I was born and the beautiful Australian bush. When I look at it I can smell the gum leaves, hear the sound of the running creek and feel the flies buzzing around my head.
CONTINUE THE CREATIVE JOURNEY...
It was 1983. I was usually scouting Amish Country for old quilts and selling them to collectors in Australia, Japan and England. One weekend while poking around at the flea market in Berkshire, MA I came across a man who would again forever change my life.
In 1980 I was invited to study Art at Parsons School of Design in New York City. My first Class was Graphic Design taught by the most handsome man I had ever met, Seaver Leslie. Seaver had graduated from RISD along side friend Dale Chihuly with whom he collaborated on a wonderful exhibition inspired by James Joyce, Ulysses Cylinders.