I paint because it is my truest form of expression. My approach to painting over the past decade has evolved from intentional and representational to organic and more interpretive. Throughout this evolution I have relied on my traditional training in the style of the Masters that I believe transcends all artistic styles.
I paint with water mixable oils and have recently begun to introduce cold wax and marble dust into my pieces. I enjoy creating textural images and I tend toward dynamic abstracts. My pieces develop organically and share a bold yet surreal quality. My goal is to step away from intention and produce intuitive, reflective work. Although I am an abstract painter, I honor the miles of canvases on which I have painted traditional landscapes and seascapes, as I believe that they got me here artistically.
My inspiration is ideas and feelings that I strive to manifest. I'm surrounded by the beauty of nature that surely informs my work, however I paint from within.
The Impressionists and abstract impressionists clearly influenced my work, also deChirico and Hopper during my architectural period. Today my current favorites are Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Rebecca Crowell and Theresa Bernstein.
Painting is my second career and it began quite simply with a studio class. Although I have always been a "creative" I became a full-time professional painter a dozen years ago. My hope is that through my work I will continue to unearth the mystery of paint on canvas.
My paintings say different things to different people, and that really is the fun of it!
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bachelor of Science, 1979