Can you share about a few artists that have influenced your art?
Millet: I do adore his colors, the atmosphere he creates and the use of laborers as main subjects. I have always admired “The Gleaners” and it took my breath away when I first viewed the original.
Van Gogh: I think he will always be in my top five favorite artists; the texture, the movement, the subject matter. He is just such a talent! And his tragic personal story really affects me to the soul. In the end, he so strongly believed in his art and just wanted people to “like his pictures”.
Kandinsky: I love his early landscapes but also admire his work in Abstract Expressionism. He has a wealth of talent and was a true visionary; a pioneer in the abstract movement. His writings on color theory are truly fascinating and helped guide me during my years of teaching color theory to young students.