JAG Featured Member Artist
My career had been primarily focused in the financial world as a bank executive and as a CFO. However, my passion has always been art. Between family and career that passion for creating art was put on hold for years. Now that I returned to my passion, my hobbies of travel and cooking have influenced my work. My husband and I enjoy the rustic, simple beauty in the cities and countryside. The smell of fresh breads at open air markets, sipping fine wine on a terrace, walking cobblestone streets, light filled scenery with natural wildlife, all these sights, sounds and aromas inspire me. I paint in what I call “Stylism” to create stylistic impressions of my senses. I use quick strokes, simplifying the subject with representational expressionism using color as my essential element. I hope my work is intriguing enough to invoke curiosity to come and look closer and see the detail of the work, experience the colors and light filtering throughout. As one travels through my paintings, I would like them to feel the excitement I felt as I created each area of the work to become the composition.
Works have been exhibited in juried shows with Jacksonville Coalition for Visual Arts, (JCVA), Jacksonville Artists Guild, (JAG) and the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach winning several prizes and “Best in Show”. Solo shows have been at the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach and a 3 Woman Show at Players by the Sea. Group exhibits have been at the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach Library, Wells Fargo Gallery, South Kitchen, The Players Community Center, Jewish Community Alliance Center, Players by the Sea, JAXPORT, Wilson Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Museum of Science and History (MOSH) and The Sky Mall at Jacksonville International Airport. Two paintings are part of a permanent installation at Baptist Beaches Medical Center. Select pieces are currently on exhibit and for sale at Village Arts Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Here are Some of mIDGE's Works:
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