Art for me is an outlet, a form of expression that allows me to deal with frustrations, joys and challenges. To be able to bring a plain piece of paper to life with a drawing is pure magic.
Whether my photography is formal and delicate or simple and rustic, I work to create an image that possesses a timeless quality, one that transcends culture and continents to add graciousness and beauty to any setting.
When I begin a painting, I rarely know what the subject is going to be. I play with the colors on the white canvas until I find the right feeling and color combination. Then I build layer upon layer, until I get a feeling of whom or what it is that speaks to me.
Being and feeling creative is my life-It never shuts down. It’s how I live, breathe, and eat. It is who I am and how I express myself every minute of every day.
Recently I have been feeling that commercial accomplishment should possibly be more of a focus, and have started to create work with that in mind
I want my landscape paintings to be as bright and filled with intense color as possible whether I am painting an autumn scene or winter scene.
My inspiration comes from the interesting and quiet settings of landscapes that I encounter. I find myself in awe of the enormity and power that they hold. This is what I strive to capture when I paint.
The paintings and stories I want to relate emphasize calm in the natural world—a place to experience the re-balancing I often feel when there.
Working traditionally with oil and gouache, I craft beautiful images of conventionally ugly beach flotsam set amidst an otherwise pristine seascape, and aim to create a provocative visual juxtaposition of form and idea.
I choose a subject (picture) with no concern for the names and or functions of any of the subject elements in a picture.
I believe there is incredible beauty in raw, imperfect nature. After all, a living, changing, powerful force created these landscapes. And the way light falls upon the scene can be magical or majestic—often awe-inspiring.
I have spent many years learning how to draw and paint. I have painted in every standard medium and on almost every kind of surface.
Going forward, I want to keep making art which makes my heart sing—to reach more people who love my work. I hope to continue to inspire others through both my art and my creative holidays.