Local Color Vibes #01, 24 x 36, acrylic, original painting


We like to say “You can do whatever you want at Local Color”. This new maker space in Canton is where I have my art studio. I’m glad I took the risk to be a part of this vibrant and welcoming community of creatives. This painting is my attempt to express the emotions I feel when I’m there.



One day after teaching a class at Local Color Studio, I had too much paint left over on my palette. Instead of throwing it away I used the leftover paint as the first layer for this work. I added intuitive marks and shapes to the canvas with all types of mark making tools. I experimented with metallic flow acrylics and alcohol inks. As final layers I added thick brush strokes of briight color then added emphasis to butterflies, roses, winding vines, plants and dragonflies by tracing them with a white acrylic pen. The creativity, freedom, and excitement of being in my own studio in a shared maker space was what inspired me to create a painting full of symbols of life, change and growth.


Medium: Acrylics on gallery stretched. canvas

Size; 20 x 30 inches

Additional information

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 26 × 38 × 4 in