I was born in
My work is often a direct reaction to the landscape whether at home or traveling. I am looking for emotion and spirit in the physicality of paint. Color often comes first before the composition is formed and my process is highly intuitive. The more abstract pieces often have a basis in landscape but I am looking more deeply into subconscious expressive images. I work with various media – experimenting often and following the path each painting wants to take. After I learn how materials work I feel that one of the main tasks is to get out of the way and let the nature of the work come without a lot of thinking. I rarely plan images although I do tend to work in series with one piece leading to the next. I have been fortunate to travel and gather more impressions to work with, from things such as ancient walls in
or pine-fired pottery in Japan.
On a quest to find the essential elements in each painting, with surprises along the way, I am grateful for this life of creativity. There remains so much to discover.