After extensive involvement with and immersion in art during my childhood, my parents (and I) were not ‘comfortable’ with me attending ‘Art’ school. However, I had the privilege and great opportunity to study Architecture, a comprehensive artistic and problem-solving discipline. While in graduate school at Yale, I studied painting in the undergraduate senior studio as one of my electives. Critique was frustrating because I wanted to know if my paintings looked ‘correct or right’. I did not understand that they could be or were ‘about something else’. Following graduation, I went to London to work in architectural practice. Away from American expectations, I started painting again. As part of a graduation prize, I was under contract to prepare new work for a show in the USA and needed to take a sabbatical from my job. Painting every day for three months changed my life. I started adjunct teaching in architecture programs to subsidize my fine art practice in painting. Fast forward, I pursue my art practice full-time. I just must paint and make images. Not leaning too far from my roots, my work explores space/s and the feelings and spatial experiences produced by architecture.

Next Solo Exhibition Woman's Club of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN  May and June 2020
Artist's Reception May 14, 2020 pm.   Request an invitation. 
Photo by Danielle Swanson