(1971 - present)
My paintings are about the natural world around me. I am taken by the shapes and light found there.
Details are unimportant. I am much more interested in conveying an interpretation through brushwork and the juxtaposition of value and color. My background in illustration focused on detail and on story telling, so my paintings free me to play a little more—to create spontaneously without specific instruction and with a certain amount of abandon. My biggest challenge is to allow my pieces to evolve on their own without my thought processes interrupting the flow of things.
My best work comes directly from freeing my mind and my hand and moving from shape to shape intuitively.