Art has a way of adding
depth and complexity to my home and work. I believe what we surround
ourselves with is a powerful agent; what our gaze lands on can affect our mindset.
I paint to participate in a form of communication with
myself and with observers and potential buyers. I start off with a bundle of
shapes, colors, lines, texture, then I go back and slowly begin to block out
the things that don’t make sense -- unraveling the revelations and ideas. I
paint because I like to take the puzzle of my art apart and put it back
together. The act of playing motivates me to make art. Not being afraid to make
a mark or mistake is what I try to accomplish in each painting session.
I strive for an earthy, gritty but simultaneously light mood. The
goal is to pull the gaze deeper into the canvas, enveloping it, and out again,
viewing it as a whole. I paint to make something beautiful, rich and full of
texture. Something to bounce off of and to be grounded by. I am playing with
abstract landscapes and abstract florals. These themes offer a playful
way to break objects down to shapes and color blocks that create a whimsical
view. I know I need more whimsy in my life. A place to escape sometimes. These
pieces offer that to me.