Bridget has many different facets to her art. She uses many different mediums, and sometimes combines them. While inks, acrylic and acrylic flow art are her favorites, she does love watercolor, gouache, and mixed medium. Just like any artist, allowing herself to experiment with different techniques just broadens her creative abilities.
Bridget gains her inspiration from many sources. Her first love is horses, and landscapes. She often takes notes in her travels, or captures a photo on her phone to use for reference. Not all ideas come to fruition, but may be used later!
After a very successful career with show horses, she retired to Florida and began to dedicate her time to creating. Art festivals are very popular, and she began to develop a body of work for display. The colors of a Florida sky at sunset can motivate anyone! Bridget incorporates different colors in her landscapes, sometimes bold and obvious and sometimes very subtle. Her landscapes can be both serene and very loud, using a realistic approach or just colors in abstract. She paints mostly on paper or canvas.
Acrylic flow art has taken Bridget to a new level of abstract impressionist painting. After initially pouring the paint on her canvas and manipulating it to spread and develop, she begins to see a "critter"(as she refers to them) or scene. Embellishing the canvas and using the texture of the paint, unique scenes appear. She does not know what will happen! This is a fun adventure for her.
Original works in miniature are usually up to 4 x 4 inches in size. Using her abstract approach, or delicate details in pet portraits, animals or landscapes, these Mighty Minis are popular. Painting in miniature requires a little bit more patience, as the paint has to be manipulated "just so". Bridget covers all subject matter from the Florida inspired manatees and mermaids to sunsets, landscapes, animals and horses.
Clients will drive Bridget to research new subjects and challenge her to try new techniques, methods and materials. Her commissions are so creative, but still have her signature look to them. She is continually improving by studying her mentors. Painting and creating art is an enjoyable life style.