These works grew out of many visits to concerts and clubs with my husband over the years.
Usually I take a sketchbook along and draw during the concert or gig. Most of the drawings have some indication of the musician and his or her instrument, but in some I simply made notations that remind me of the sounds and rhythms I heard.
In the studio I study the drawings, select one or two, and begin to paint on my sheet of Plexiglas.
When I am working on Monotype-paintings of musicians I find that much of the sense of the music comes back to me without my having to hear it again.
It is my intent to make that sense visual; to capture the moment and my reaction to it, not to create a literal portrait of the musicians.
In that sense I relate to the Expressionists. My work has recognizable imagery, but is not strictly 'Realist' as it also draws on my training in Abstract principles.