GERALDINE DORFI has been painting for about 10 years after a 34 year teaching career. While experimenting with various media, painting with acrylic in the abstract captured her imagination. Abstract art is a non-rerepresentational art form rendered without the use of a visual reference. Creative expression is achieved through the use of colors, textures, shapes and gestural marks. More recently she has been pursuing landscape impressionism, using nature as her inspiration. Using acrylics and oil with cold wax on canvas or cradled wood panels, she creates compositions using intuitive expressions and feelings, exploring her creative and emotional energy. Geraldine is a member of the Foothills Art Association and has shown her work in galleries and venues throughout San Diego.