For me, the creative process is an emotional, spontaneous, and multidimensional journey. It has complexities and obstacles, triumphs and surprises. Inspiration for my work comes from color, geometry, composition, texture, and the painting process itself. There is joyous energy and grounding that comes from the technique itself, the repeated, methodical or haphazard application of materials by brushes, fingers, palette knives, rags, and scrapers of all shapes and sizes.
My most recent work has evolved from a long foundation in contemporary landscapes to the abstract. Abstracts are addictive. Their beginning and ending is spontaneous, unpredictable, and liberating. Abstracts engage the viewer and create a visual dialog to interpret, question, or simply enjoy. The diversity of those perceptions are endless.
Relationships unfold as my stories on canvas are shared with others, in their homes, workplaces, in their most special places. Those relationships create a dialog, a sense of connection that brings emotion, reflection, pause, or perhaps a shared understanding. It is a joyous experience to share my story, my journey with each piece of art and to spark those connections with others.