Piece description from the artist
I love to garden and one of my favorite flowers is nasturtiums. They have the brightest orange flowers that seem to fluoresce next to their green leaves. The greens in this piece were very mixed and muted. I happened to spy the nasturtiums just as I was thinking about what the painting needed. They were the perfect pop to bring everything together.
At home in her desert oasis, Halee is an avid gardener and rock hound. Her love for all things earth can be seen in her organic art style and in her easy-going personality. As an educator, she taught her art students to reject the tendencies of human nature, or the robot, and assume the laws of nature, finding unity in artwork through free-flowing line, asymmetry, and shape variation. Though classically trained with an emphasis in figure drawing and painting through Utah State University, Halee found that the best way to unwind was by making intuitive washes on paper (a style she has now perfected). This meditative unwind is essential as Halee is mother to three young children. The awards won (for sculpture, if you can believe it) and the years spent teaching art have given way to this new balance of work and family life. The calm feeling you get when you fall deep into contemplation over one of her pieces is exactly the calm she feels while creating and is what keeps her painting in this crazy crazy world.