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Blue Thistle Arts

Artist Statement

My joyful and vibrant paintings reflect the natural world, in stylized forms, brilliant patterns and dreamlike settings. I specialize in pieces that are expressionist, meaning their purpose is to convey emotion rather than reality. It is healthful, I believe, to surround ourselves with objects that are uplifting, whimsical and make us smile. Creating and sharing this kind of art is personally therapeutic, and has enabled me to cope with debilitating chronic illness.

My goal is to transport viewers to another place - an inner garden where they can experience radiance, a sense of wonder and gratitude - all things we feel while sitting in the midst of nature’s beauty. Like the outdoors, art can be healing and inspirational. I hope the textile objects derived from my art bring happiness into the daily lives of women, making them feel beautiful, vital, creative and connected to Mother Nature.