content of my work is inspired by the desire to communicate my visual
experience passionately with others. I spend time exploring dimensions
of landscape and developing a love for places and things that we
occasionally take for granted, such as natures small creatures, dirt,
and the bark of trees. My work represents new growth, historical layers
of erosion, decay and the dynamic forces of nature.
My figurative work concentrates on the abstract human form and my
personal approach to relationships, such as love lost and found,
strength and vulnerability. I study and dissect expressions, or the
absence of them. Many figures do not have faces for this reason. I often
find that most mundane subject can turn into the most successful
As I slip into my studio I enter a world that becomes a "Theater of the
Mind" and I begin to paint. Artists must share perceptions with growing
audiences ready for anything, my job is to stimulate, not dictate. I
paint in oil with an emphasis on color, texture and natural
compositional rhythm. I enjoy adding small surprises, so that the viewer
may find a bonus within the painting.
In my current work I am attempting to use even more challenging
subjects. I am working towards positive solutions and reminders of the
beauty in everyday life.