STUDIO: The Hot House Series
ABOUT THE HOT HOUSE SERIES
My passion for Jazz led to The Hot House music series. My influences derived from; my husband the musician, attending musical performances and listening to my local radio Jazz station WBGO. While working in my studio I heard trumpeter Wynton Marsalis playing his music. At the end of the song, the radio jock mentioned the name of his CD as Hot House Flowers. It offered me the perfect name for the new body of work.
By using my photo collection of live performances, for my paintings, I became inspired to use deep contrasting colors where musicians are immersed in colorful spotlights and capture their changing facial gestures. In these still images, they are transformed into caricatures, all seeming to be either in pain or pleasure as they attempt to reach a particular note.