I am inspired by light and movement. I would rather capture the mood and intrinsic feel
of the flower rather than pay too much attention to detail.
I like to paint viscerally with passion, the things in life we know and love. I want you to connect
with familiar subject matters in a way that you relate to – whether it be my children;
my garden flowers; the passing cyclist; diving into a summer pool or the highway bridges
on our seemingly endless commutes.
I hope the viewer connects with my paintings as they conjure your own familiar awakenings
to the things that surround us. My paintings are typically a celebration of the ordinary,
everyday things that cocoon and swaddle our journey through often troubled times.
Starting with a solid brown background, I try to work as fast as I can to capture the spirit of
whatever item I am painting. I want to create happy and unusual marks that I selectively hope
to keep and maintain in my following applications. Slowly I build up layers and layers
of paint – highlighting some areas and ‘sinking’ other areas to create something beautiful.
I want the viewer to say “how did she do that?” rather than create something
perfect and predictable. I’m hoping to conjure a magical, almost transitory quality.