My art is an integral part of who I am and conversely as I grow and evolve, this naturally affects my art.
This expansion within myself has brought me to a point where connection is what I seek and what drives me. And since my art is both a part of me as well as the embodiment of where I am, I happily and generously share it with the world. With it, I offer what moves me and what I find beautiful. I paint primarily figures, fruits, and flowers in oil.
I am drawn to honesty, the purity that exists in the world; innocent, familiar gestures, emotions, moods or personalities, luscious, ripe, imperfect fruit, the graceful or even awkward reaching and bowing of flowers or trees, a supple curve, an evocative color moment, a line, a shape, a space, light. These things turn my head and compel me to extract and then offer their beautiful essence.
First I draw, and as I do, I am seeking the core meaning of my familiar subject. In drawing I am unearthing whatever It is that has gotten my attention.
And then with my paintings that leave much unfinished or expressed through varying paint application, medium and color I am ultimately expressing whatever I have discovered emotionally about that subject. As much is said with my color fluency, varied lines or deliberate form as with the empty, untouched spaces or abstracted moments. The viewer gets to fill in his or her stamp on what I have presented because I am revealing my emotional connection yet only as an offering, not a conclusion. Angles, lines, shapes, spaces and lots of luscious, rich color and paint allow the viewer to find his or her own meaning in and emotional connection with what I have created with my art.
Creating art brings me joy which no matter how I might be feeling, inevitably ends up reflecting that joy. I am shaped by my art and through it, I am able to express myself and connect with the world wholeheartedly.