Adrienne is an ASL/English Interpreter by day and a dabbler in all things colorful by night. She started her art career at an age when it was still acceptable (and necessary!) to paint a swirly mustache on her face before even attempting to put brush to paper. That was when art could last all afternoon. Now that she is an adult and has responsibilities, she has to art in the in-betweens.
She lives in Not-Really-Lansdale, Pennsylvania with her niece, her two cats, and a Tulip Poplar that she stole from a nearby park. She enjoys the fiber arts, the piano, the yoga; and has one dress in all the colors that she rotates on a weekly basis.
I live for the moment when the art is finished -when that one last highlight makes the art look like the thing. As a kid, drawing along with Mark Kistler, I loved adding the curved action lines that turned a shark into a shark on a mission. As a teenager, I loved remembering to leave a tiny bit of paper white to make an eye seem wet and alive. Now, I kind of love the tedious inclusion of every fold, bend, curve, or shadow that makes me say, “Ah, there it is.”
There is no theme to my work except that I like to paint things that I like to look at. I like an unexpected angle or subject. I like when the photographer’s reflection makes the picture an accidental self-portrait. I like when an image contains a little humor. I like abstraction, but only when someone else is doing it. I decidedly don’t like writing about art, but understand that it is necessary.