Through my practice I try to capture the imagination of the viewer...have them think, question, or take action. What I am giving them is a vantage point.
I paint and draw with a variety of low-tech materials; oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, oil stick and a variety of pencils. I experiment with both large and small formats using canvas and paper. My training as a textile colorist intersects with my background in the decorative arts and psychology. I work at the juncture of these disciplines, focusing on ways to explore new perspectives.
My paintings are abstract interpretations of the objects and concepts that interest me. They convey an emotional tone and tension
that deconstructs the image. By using expressive gesture, intuitive mark making, and broad-brush strokes I strive to create a dense and energetic whole.
These improvised impulses are tempered with premeditated techniques that drive arrangements of color, dissonant shapes, and
linear structures. The idea is to look at each piece quickly. Sometimes unexpected accidents shift the balance of the composition, activating it in a new way.
The themes of my paintings and drawings have changed over time, but what has been consistent is my exploration of human emotions
and the relationships that bind us. Inner tensions, conflict, and getting at the core of our existence informs my approach to creating.