Oil on canvas – 30 x 48 inches The background of the Medusa Nebula was completed in 2014. I was never happy with it, so three or four months ago I added to it. Since this is the time of COVID -19, I added the human Medusa, nineteen snakes, and some covid stars. The snakes on top cryptically spell out COVID. Since the outbreak I have not been inspired to do much painting, and once I started on this I found it painfully hard to complete. I did not enjoy painting the snakes, and my husband disliked the painting very much, until recently when it was almost completed. I forced myself to finish it before I start a new painting. It will always be a reminder of the lost, unreal year of 2020.
Born in 1944 in Washington, D.C., I have painted and sculpted most of my life. At 74 years of age, I feel I am at my most creative time of life. I started painting a series of "Nebula Art" in 2015 after seeing the Hubble Space Telescope images. I find so much joy in attempting to capture these beautiful photographs. I live now in Naples, Florida, and have 18 completed paintings so far and will continue to paint as long as I am able. I studied art and sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.; painting and sculpture at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. I have taken art classes in my community of Pelican Bay. Exhibition include Swiss Embassy, Torpedo Factory, Pelican Bay Community Center, Naples Art Association and Rookery Bay Go to the artist's portfolio
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