"Painting allows me to choose the kind of color world I want to be in. On a cold gray day I can surround myself with reds and yellows and light!"
The open skies of Montana were Faye's first art teacher, and she graduated from the University of Washington as an art and education major in 1967. This began a lifelong interplay between learning, painting and teaching. Continued study with Ron Lukas in the tradition of Russian Impressionism has been a major influence. "I will be forever grateful to him for teaching us the magic of color relationships." In 1997 Faye completed the Classical Animation Program at the Vancouver Film School and taught at the Art Institute of Seattle until moving to Whidbey Island.
Currently, Faye spends time each summer chasing the light with Simon Kogan on Long Beach Peninsula with the "Beach Painters". "We bundle up and stand at our easels before dawn prepared to capture the first rays of the day as they rapidly go through their color show, then return again in the evening as they go from brilliant golds to stunning grays. There is time only to look, paint, and then look and paint again."
Many of these studies are pinned on the walls of her studio as constant inspiration. Faye shares workspace with 2 other artists at Studio 106 in Langley.
" In nature light creates the color. In painting color creates the light” Hans Hoffman
"This is what I try to do."