By definition tattered is something torn or ragged. For me there is beauty in that imperfect edge revealing a story. The dance of a loose thread intriguing and coming to life. I find the process of creating an adventure.
My muse and home is New Orleans. Having moved to this city years ago I finally embraced the mystery that enchanted me since my youth. I have always loved the historical architecture in its various levels of decay, the dappled light from the ancient twisting oaks and the scents of sweet olive, coffee, and fresh rain steaming off the streets. This sensuous city calls to me with the sounds of the street car, the horns from river traffic and the music. Above all this soulful city is a wonderous mix of cultures that is expressed vibrantly in the arts from music, food, painting, dance and so much more. New Orleans is a city that celebrates individuality and life. All of this a unique part of a story… a magical one.
My romance with New Orleans has inspired me creatively as a decorative painter of 20 plus years and on a more personal level with my art.