I grew up in a very artistic household with a pencil in my hand. Throughout my childhood I was fascinated with making art, especially the drawn line and the beautiful contrast of black India ink on paper or canvas.
Today I work in abstraction and expressionism on canvas, primed wood and paper with acrylic and mixed media and sometimes collage. I have also created works in drawing, printmaking monotypes, dry point and assemblage. On canvas or paper I brush on primer allowing scratches and marks to build up a textured surface. I like to have 2 or 3 paintings going at once.
My present work is all about lines that flow and forms that intertwine. I love black against muted colors, blue and grays and soft whites. Smooth and rough surfaces or straight and curved lines, both rigid and flowing continue to inspire me. I work towards an overall complex and yet uncluttered surface. My paintings are a process, I may start out with a image in mind but it usually evolves during the work process into something completely different.
Whether large or small format, my imagery remains a direct connection to my vision: Art as a voice to the world. In my life making art is crucial and ongoing.
It is what I do. Making art over the years has always been an intense and awesome endeavor for me….
Today my desire is to continue working and to simplify, to say it easy. Even when its not easy. To pull the viewer in, not push away.