Destination Memories

These smaller paintings are pieces that I begin on site from our travels throughout the United States, Europe and most recently, Iceland. Full of spontaneity and emotion, I feel like these location paintings really capture the memories of being in those places. Working with palette knife and thick textured oil paint, I’m able to get down what attracted me to the scene while I was standing there – from the golden light as the sun starts setting, to the joy I feel being with my husband, enjoying the beauty at that time, to the history behind the architecture surrounding me, to whatever else sparks the creative process. When I return home, I finish up these pieces spending anywhere from an hour or two, to several weeks to complete the details and magic of those moments.

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