Texture, dimension and color are exciting to me and are the basis for my artwork. The use of disparate elements are a challenge in bringing a piece together to a conclusion of good design qualities...this is what my work is all about.
My paintings are non-objective and do not represent anything in particular, rather they are a construction of brush and trowel marks, colors, tones, layers of paint, and surface texture. I hope to strike a chord with my viewer so that they are intrigued and mesmerized by what they are seeing.
Because the paintings are abstract expressionistic in form, a freedom and spontaneity is clearly evident. The materials consist of acrylic paints and mediums, and may include a variety of papers, found objects, fabric, thread, and metallic leafing, and graphite works. When starting a painting, I work with an idea that is quickly directed by the painting itself. I work with layers of thick and thin color, washed, glazed, or scumbled over textured surface using brushes, trowels, and found utensils to apply the paint. The results are a magnificent exploration of color, texture and depth. The absence of recognizable forms leads the viewer through their own journey of discovery.
El Camino College