Art is my therapy. I started painting on canvas in 2014, after my husband of 30 years died from cancer. During the last few weeks of his life, when he was undergoing chemotherapy for several hours each day, I would sit with him and draw in my art journal. I got into doing doodle art (Zentangle) because it was something I could easily carry with me to the chemo lab. All the doctors, nurses, patients, and family members started calling me an Artist . . . something I'd never allowed for myself before. My mother was a real artist . . . I could never live up to the role model she had become. I can't really draw like she could. But then I realized I could do abstract-realism . . . so that's part of my style. Bright colors are my signature. After my husband passed, I simply had to surround myself in color to drown out the grey fog of grief. When I'm not at my full-time real job, I can be found in my art studio. Art is such a healing activity. I am at peace with the world when I create. I can spend hours, lost in thought as I put my creativity on paper or canvas.
Like many other artist, I change my medium periodically, just because I want to explore new methods and mediums when I am inspired by other artists' work. I am relatively new at this art thing, so I still have lots of room for exploring. But I know what I gravitate to; bright colors and lots of textures and layers. Most of the art on this site is mixed media; acrylics, inks, pastels, and gelli prints. My process is called "Intuitive Painting." I rarely know what's going to come out of the canvas when I first start a painting. Having said that, I often get inspiration from what people tell me they'd like to see me paint. So I welcome your suggestions.
I chose the business name "WhimsiCole Art" because I want my art to make you smile. It makes me smile. Thanks for visiting my webpage. I welcome your feedback on my CONTACT page.