DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN VISUAL VOCABULARY?
When I began to learn about artists, I fell in love with work of Spanish painter Joan Miró. Rather than using complete abstraction, Miró's subjects were rooted in his reality. I liked his bold use of color and the expressive line work that created forms and compartments. He tapped into his own imagination to translate the world around him. It's amazing how you can see certain components repeated in so many of his paintings, especially, stars, moons and figures, but always in new combinations. I find I am always drawing my own combinations of flowers, suns and water. If you ever get a chance to visit Barcelona, check out the cultural center: The Fundació Joan Miró.