After leaving art school, life took a turn toward teaching and later, media design and development. I am now making paintings full-time. The images in my paintings consist of objects found in and around my barn, a 40+ year renovation/restoration project. Some of the items were left behind, some uncovered, and others discovered during the building process. For example, the bailing twine, used in a horse drawn reaper/binder, was left in the barn and the muffler and calf bell were found while re-building stone walls and creating gardens. The wood shavings and blocks were gathered from the most recent studio construction.
Through my previous business, Leaning Post Productions, I independently designed, developed, and sold art related software and apps. Below are a few examples:
ArtSite began as software and then moved to the Internet as an iPad App. Downloaded by over 79.000 teachers and students, the goal was to inspire curiosity, creativity and a global view of history and civilization. Teachers were able to create an online Museum by downloading images and descriptions from Museum and Gallery websites. Students created their own Galleries by writing about their teacher's Museum pages or finding new images online. Students could also create a Portfolio of their own artwork by uploading images and writing about their art. Museum, Gallery, and Portfoio pages could be shared via the app or website as well as teacher-approved comments and email. A complete set of management tools allowed teachers to keep track of students over the years and also share projects with other teachers.
Distributed both nationally and internationally, Ideadisc was an interactive CD for students to learn through the artwork of their peers. Ideadisc won the National Education Media Network Gold Apple of Excellence and was featured on the Kennedy Center's website.
Images of the Whole
A collaboration with my late husband, Colin Greenly, this CD-ROM explored how an artist sees the world through images, video, and interactive visual puzzels.