Primarily a landscape painter, Eunice does most of her painting on site. Her plein air paintings reflect her love of the great outdoors. Enticed by the interplay of color and light, Eunice approaches painting by first establishing the composition, and then plays with color, adding and subtracting until the painting comes together.
Although Eunice considered a career in art while in college, instead she got her degree in computer science, and worked for several years in Silicon Valley as an engineer. It was exciting and very demanding work, but left little time for art. When the tech bubble burst, she found she couldn’t go back to an office and took up painting, first watercolors and then oils.
Mostly self-taught, Eunice has attended several workshops and would like to attribute the following artists for their influence.
- Barbara Bailey-Porter, who taught her the basics of oil painting, and to trust her instincts.
- Michael Linstrom, who inspired her to play with color.
- Brian Blood, who impressed on her the value of neutrals.
- Hedi Moran, who taught her to be loose and bold, because you can usually pull it back together at the end.