I'm a daddy's girl! I have learned so much from my father that I continue to improve through the work I produce. When I was younger I would work construction with him. He was a finisher and on side jobs a would hang sheet rock! I learn quite the trade of becoming a finisher. I feel my artistic side came from my dad.
Then I married an amazing man who at first it took awhile to get to know my father in law. We didn't see him much. But when we did he was funny, carrying, and always asking what I was doing next. When I had an art show, I would receive many text messages from him wanting to know how it was going, where they buying, taking my business cards, etc. Before his battle with cancer ended, he took all of us to a place to go trout fishing, Rockbridge, MO. He called it his "Heaven on Earth". Its peaceful, calming, & I love it because you don't get cell service. Our son loves it there and begs to go as much as we can & when we can.
Knock Down Texture
Sometimes on the weekends my dad did little house side jobs. Many hate the popcorn texture on their ceilings. So my dad would use a technique called "Knock Down". I love the organic shapes created with the long scraper in making the texture.
This is the bluff one of my father in laws favorite places while at the Rockbridge Trout Fishing Ranch. The textures of the water, rocks, etc. are so amazing and organic to look at ad admire.
Heaven on Earth
With a wonderful dad by my side for many years and having a father in law who I miss everyday, I wanted to work on a series that I can describe the both of them.
I have used copper, brass, nickel silver, gun metal, and patina to try and capture the texture of the knock down & the natural organic feel of Rockbridge.