I love my work as a graphic designer and fine artist. I am always happy to be in the studio. However, very few of my projects have filled me with as much drive and energy as the “Yoga Series.” There are so many reasons why this work is deeply meaningful to me. Here are a few.
ONE: Yoga saved my life. After an injury in 2008 and unsuccessful back surgery, I was in pain and side-lined for two years. Thanks to the great training I received from my first yoga instructor, Anna Lee Sanders, and all the wonderful teachers since, I live a full, active life. This series of paintings shows my great love and respect for the practice. I hope that viewers can feel that love and connect with the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga.
TWO: I can feel the body positions while I am painting. The breath work, distribution of weight and muscle exertion are with me as I create the art.
THREE: Anytime that I have the opportunity to combine media or skills in graphic design and fine art, I am happily energized. Working the images back and forth between the digital world and the paintbrush on canvas world makes for greater artistic expression.
Thank you to my wonderful models, instructors, Karen Burnett and Shelby Grant, of Yoga Palm Beach.