Artist Statement
 

 

 

 



"My favorite subjects are landscapes and abstracts.  When I paint   landscapes I like to exaggerate color to evoke a mood or emotion.  They are not about an isolated place or a specific time of day, but rather about a particular feeling, a sense that is initiated by the scene, and one that is remembered rather than closely observed.

My paintings are built of layers of acrylic paint and mediums worked over and through with various washes of transparent color. At times the paint is applied with thick rich strokes giving energy to the work.  Using color, images, design and various tools I search for the right composition and combination of colors. 

My style varies, as the mood moves me, and my favorite medium is acrylic.
Even when my paintings are abstract, nature is often a beginning point but my primary fascination is with the seemingly magical interactions of colors achieved by multiple layers of paint. Abstract frees the soul. It's like going on a journey with no map and no destination. I have no references to guide me. It's totally creative.  That is both a blessing and a curse for I never know what a painting will end up looking like.   I begin with large, bold strokes, and then continue to refine and build upon preceding layers working toward a surface that both reveals and conceals what came before.”