SONATA (redefined): A painted composition featuring a single instrument (watercolor) with a small accompaniment (works in pastel pencil), in four movements (the seasons), each with a unique character (tempo) but with an underlying unity (visions of nature).
About the artist: "In terms of art, I've taken the long route. Art was always around me in my grandmothers' quilts, my dad's appreciation of beauty, and my mother's own paintings.
I dabbled with it in my early adult life in San Francisco, though my degrees are in completely different subjects. They led to a fine career teaching Language Arts, both at high school and college levels. However, I always kept an interest in both producing art and studying art history. In 2019 I started a blog in which I talk of my experiences studying and viewing art in my years in Europe, mostly in France where I lived for about ten years. In 2020, I started profiling other artists, which I now do once a month. I also started another blog, OfArtandWine.com, where I talk about famous paintings and pair them with wines. Through all of this, I have learned art is as deep as the soul and just as much a part of who we are."