I am primarily an Impressionist who paints in oil, though I do explore other mediums.
I am primarily an Impressionist who paints in oil, though I do explore other mediums.I am drawn to bright color, figures, flora, fauna, the hum of cityscapes and the history of run-down barns and vintage items.
I have studied painting primarily with people I admire and by studying the Masters rather than in any formal degree program. I feel that the study of painting is a lifelong process as much as painting is a lifelong devotion. I do not think a really good work of art is ever an “accident.”
My art is a synthesis of my life experiences. The medium changes but the shared undercurrents remain constant. My background is an eclectic mix of Fashion, Theatre Arts and Medicine. I have spent sewing, performing, or painting and watching those processes evolve-dovetailing frequently as much as they offset one another. My work is meticulously planned yet full of the excitement of discovering the work is as it \”becomes.\” The seemingly predestined order in nature or biology, along with the unpredictable drama between people, places, and objects intrigues me. I am continually inspired by the grace and organic beauty inherent in both the anatomical and biological.
There is always wonder to discover and illuminate in the seemingly ordinary. The human figure intrigues me. Simple forms intrigue me. Nature intrigues me. Light intrigues me. Connectivity between all things is apparent everywhere. The pink curl of a shell is like the pink curl of an ear is like the pink curl of a flower petal. Fractals are like crystals which are like snowflakes which are like architecture. These micro-worlds, worlds, like thoughts, seem to spiral in tandem with the world I see as it unfolds, implodes, or drifts into silence. Art is where we go to escape the world, yet reflect it. This oddly comforting serendipity involving shape, color, form and structure is the cosmic through-line that ties the biological, anatomical, physical and metaphysical together. Whether part of a larger Plan or design, a soft Determinism or a beautiful, accidental Whole cut from chaos–it can still be considered a miracle. This is what I hope to celebrate with my work.