Dec 30, 2007
I painted this in 2007. This, like most of my travel inspired paintings, was painted from a photograph. I traveled to Italy in June, and it seemed that every street contained thousands of painting compositions. This particular scene was in Venice. I would love to stand there and paint from life, but when every street contains something different to capture, you have to keep moving.
I have been involved in art my whole life. My mother is a painter and, as a child, I accompanied her to art shows and was forced to listen to what I thought of as endless chatter on the subject. She encouraged me to take drawing classes in high school while I expressed interest in going to college for fashion design. Well, I forgot about fashion design and began to draw for the sake of drawing. My mother gave me some painting lessons six years ago and I have been painting ever since. We now endlessly chatter about painting together. Most of my subject matter is inspired by my travels to England, France, Italy and various places in the northeastern United States. I paint a lot of interiors and architecture, among other subjects.
I have exhibited work in Western Pennsylvania at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, at the Latrobe (Pa.) Art Center and various other juried shows. I have been selling on Ebay since 2004.