Happy New Year 2021!

Artist Statement

Abstract. Whimsical. Eclectic. Artist.

“An explosion of color, the hard, deliberate black line, the peeping out of painted under-layers-they hold secrets, the ghosted apparitions formed that are seen or unseen, the softness of the brush against a surface, the chatter of thoughts diminishing, the satisfaction of a finished creation, and the excitement and anticipation of a new inspiration".

Oh how I love starting with Lines and Circles. They guide me. Creating shapes to work within and around forming or mapping out its path; its final destination.

Both my abstract and figurative paintings develop intuitively. As I paint, ghosted forms appear through the buildup of glazing layers. By Juxtaposed shapes and colors, my intent is to pull forward familiar images that not only stimulate curiosity, but also allow a viewer to identify these images that become intertwined in their own life story.

 My drive while creating is often a process of self discovery and problem-solving,
My figurative works are often likened to illustrations. These are typically one-off scenes emoting certain feelings, stills capturing mindful moments; a place most of us never allow ourselves to be.

I see myself as a strong person, not through any political identity or movement, but through my passionate drive to explore art that connects to shared human vulnerabilities. I don’t start a piece with an idea that says people will respond to this shape or color. I allow the connection to develop as I paint, and where I may connect with one illusive image, another person may see something entirely different. This method of painting is adventurous and exciting for me because I never know where the journey will end. Life’s a lot like that, I think.