Immersed in the sights and sounds of craft, artistry and industry since childhood, a day without artistic expression feels unnatural. Raised in warm days and cool nights of Pasadena, California, she traveled to Illinois for college and further to New York and New England for immersion in the artistic culture and studies. Seasoned by years of study, practice, experimentation and expression she expanded her life to include children and family and business. Through years of career, family and work and she remains loyal to her artistic expression, evolution and practice.
I just traveled to Canada. It is hard to really describe the exhilaration felt from ten days interacting with full on nature, alone, and with companions. The absolute sense of life after direct connection to nature. It's amazing sound and life and color and we are so much a part of. All of us. All that we do, all that we try to do. We are so connected. Life screams to us. Nature is resilient in its call to us. In one of the most beautiful places on earth, there is a loud and resounding cry that we all must hear.
Today I have a wall of paintings finished a studio with two or more paintings in progress. Turner's Retreat is one I've just finished.
Glimpses of summer in the weather are turning tempers. Flare ups of irritability in small children and babies,. But we know better. Why do we let it get to us. One day spent with a small child makes my own irritability inexcusable. Small children and their parents bring out every fiber of my humbleness. Parents are heroic.
Here I am at a crossroads. This site will now officially become the professional painting site of the fine art painter e.converse, that's me. I've been painting madly for over 10 years after a lifetime of being an artist working in a variety of settings, mediums, locations. Now I am a full time painter. How strange it sometimes feels to devote myself to entirely to a medium. And for now, it is almost exclusively acrylic. People keep looking at me incredulously and saying, I thought they were oils. No, it's just years of working and studying certain techniques. I love color and I love paint. I also love privacy and find it hard to be casual around my painting experience. I'm easier taking a walk with you or having a cuppa or lunch or having a laugh. I love what I do. I have loved it madly for years. I'm painting a lot of paintings right now. My studio is getting crowded. I
I'm also learning how to build on this website. There is so much hidden here that I look forward to bringing to life.
Painting and Traveling, I try to keep house but the former activities seem to outweigh these efforts. Trying to be loving and patient and definitely experiencing the range of human emotion, Mostly the best we do is keep a sense of humor.
Painting makes me feel passionate about life in indescribable ways. Feeling the brush in the hand and the true effort to capture a feeling and portray part of reality and share it. The constant challenge of learning to look, to see. (How much can I see, how well, how to show it to others?) Painting offers and asks me these questions, and more.
Traveling keeps me humble and pries me open. There is so much to learn: new cuisines, new arts, new languages, new expressions, new music, new games;.......Inspiring...... the flowers, the trees, the rocks, the seas, the smiles and tears are different, but the same... To try to know a bit of the world; because I am curious; to meet new people; stay open to new ideas; to be a part of the human community; to revere my ancestors
I pray that I remain open and humble.
Nature and all of its manifestations is a common denominator of all life in the universe and a common thread to all of my current painting.
I see myself as a forager and observer in life. Alway looking, seeking, finding, tasting; eager for the experience of life wherever I find myself; curious about others, letting my curiosity go unhinged, fascinated by peoples' lives. Just to hear/see/experience the stories that make up human life everywhere; I am intrigued here, there; in my own neighborhoods and in other places around the world. .