"I am proud to have your art work in my home."
I am an artist. I paint. I lose all track of time and the rest of the world disappears when I paint. Painting revives and refreshes my soul. I am also an artist who had breast cancer.
Only one original is available and sold on first come, first served basis.
The night of my breast cancer diagnosis, as I tried to sleep, a voice inside my head said “go downstairs and paint. Paint with your nipples.” What? I’d never painted with body parts before. I couldn’t sleep so got up and went downstairs to my studio. A blank canvas sat on my easel. I took my pajama top off, put blue paint on my left nipple and pressed it to canvas. An interesting image occurred. Looked like an eye looking at me. Suddenly, my head exploded into ideas rushing on top of each other! I had 2 weeks and plenty of paint and canvas, I would create as much as I could in the next two weeks and then my breasts would be gone. I’d immortalize them in acrylic paintings of flowers, landscapes, bowls of fruit, grape clusters, wisteria … the ideas just kept coming!
So, for the next two weeks, I literally lived in my studio. I’d put a color on, use it, and then run upstairs and shower it off. Then came the next color, a shower, another color, a shower and so on. During that time I began 27 nipple paintings . Some of them are offered for sale through my website, others I will never sell. Creating those unusual works of art gave me great joy and much peace. It took losing my breasts to again realize how blessed I truly am!