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Zimmerman describes her art as a "twenty-first
century fairy tale"romantic, sensuous, mythic,
saturated with color. The cameos of women mirror her own
inner joy of life.
One day a silhouette, a cameo, sprung into her mind and
set off a series of images she had to paint. Drawn to
a palette of magenta, yellow, orange, pink, red, violet,
and green, and the subject of women, she began. These
are women she describes as much like herself. They have
reached an age where they can express a certain satisfaction
Zimmerman, mainly a self-taught artist, has taken classes
at the Art Students' League and Parsons through out the
years. She has always sketched and painted whenever materials
were obtainable. As an undergraduate in college, she had
the privilege of being under the tutelage of Jimmy Ernst.
He was very encouraging and a huge inspiration.
Art of all civilizations and eras informs her painting,
as well as the need to tell a story or raise a mystery.
The intensity of the colors of her palette in the right
balance with one another determines the rightness of the
painting. She knows a painting is finished when all elements
are in a certain harmony and color burns brightly mimicking
the true lightthe sun. All colors are illuminated
by light, some to luminescence.
Zimmermans work and research have given her much
pleasure, and she wishes it may increase yours.