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The garden is the place that I go to
create. The garden is the subject matter that I have explored
for many years and it is also a metaphor that continues to nurture
my personal vision. This has resulted in several garden series:
southern, home, folk, environmental and visionary gardens.
Many of my ideas come from direct observation in a garden, working
with gouache or acrylic on site and finishing the work in my studio.
This leads to larger paintings on canvas and is a fluid process
between perception and imagination.
This intuitive and intellectual process of design is important
to my art. Composition is an exciting problem to solve as I work
with pattern, color, and space in my work.
The more that I work in my garden, the more I learn about my self
and my connection to the earth.
I enjoyed a free-range childhood -
digging in the dirt, exploring the woods, hours of unsupervised
play. My first studio experience in painting was at the Arkansas
Arts Center Museum School at the age of twelve. In 1974, I graduated
from Rhodes College with a B.A. in Art and in 1979 received an
M.F.A in Painting from the University of Georgia at Athens. My
professional experiences in the arts have included residencies
for the Arkansas Arts Council and adjunct positions at University
of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Central Arkansas and
Hendrix College. Having been exhibited nationally and regionally,
my work is in public and corporate collections including Carillon
Importers (Absolut), Central Arkansas Library System, University
of Arkansas Medical System, Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science
Center, and Systematics. My husband and I live in the Quapaw Quarter
historic district, where we operate Chambers Studio.