A Rainbow Covered Dream, 36"x48"x2", acrylic, Dura-Lar on cradled panel, 2017 copyright Mary Zeran, available
As a kid, I never understood why I couldn't wear, plaid, dots, and stripes all at the same time.
You should have seen the "fights" or discussions I'd have with my mom. I just couldn't understand why it wasn't okay to mix lots of different patterns together.
Years later, I had the chance to take a skill that was "automatic or easy" for me and use it to make money. For 8 years, I sold fabric to interior designers. My favorite part of the job was when they would request a group of fabrics for a room. They'd give me the color palette, style of the job, and whether they wanted prints, plaids, or stripes. I loved that part of my job. It was so much fun to see how creative I could get within the job's confines.
The past few weeks, I've been indulging myself in love of pattern....Really pushing it and seeing where it takes me. Playing with pattern makes me feel like a kid again. Somewhat naughty, but incredibly creative. What I've learned is, it's all about the balance between small, medium, and large sized patterns.
Listening Shift, 24"x36"x2", acrylic, Dura-Lar on cradled panel, 2016 copyright Mary Zeran, available
Fall Away, 30"x 30"x2", acrylic, Dura-Lar on cradled panel, 2017 copyright Mary Zeran, available