My paintings are informed by nature and capture a sense of place, but I take great license in interpreting what is actually seen. I love panoramic vistas and a sense of depth and movement and I push these elements to draw the viewer into the painting.
The fleeting nature of light and clouds become dramatic
subjects in my work. I use a subdued palette of warm colors, applied in layers of glazes to achieve a
I work on six paintings at a time, usually working on two per day with two days drying time between
layers. Before I begin a series of paintings I envision where they will ultimately take me. I paint in
silence and in total concentration. The paintings are with me constantly, I even work on them while I
am sleeping. I am continually coming up with ideas of what I want to say about nature and the world
and I never want to stop painting, I have to keep expressing these ideas. In this way the paintings are a
spiritual outpouring. A part of my inner being is woven into every painting I create.
University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Arts, 1980
Bachelor of Arts, 1977