I have always been fascinated with the mysteries of nature; her work flowing, waxing and waning as the seasons change— as the earth evolves, responding and adapting to trial and tribulations. I see myself in a mirror image, and as I get older my work molding to more informed and tempered feelings, intellect, passions and introspection.
I'm most influenced by Tonalism and Contemporary Traditionalism. I love the poetry of paint , color, and rendered light-- there is a certain romance and emotion to this kind of painting that I find very intriguing.
I am careful to observe that every mark I make upon the canvas, even if later partially painted over or deleted, will influence the final piece-- a silent record of the construction of a painting and it's creative process--- the rich surface influencing the emotion of the finished work.
Painting is, for me, simply the best way to express my visions, emotions, thoughts, and desires--- hopefully instilling in the viewer a sense of the largeness and fragility of life, the wondrous mysteries of nature, and the bittersweet beauty of our remembered pasts and the ever changing world around us.
I am constantly looking for ways to grow, never satisfied with staying moored to the shore. I am influenced by nature, my intellect, and the strong emotional memories of my past; as thoughts are remembered, I endeavor to make sense of life and the world around me, seeking to put the illogical into a cohesive framework. This is my mark-making, where I am free to create harmonious orderliness out of chaos that I find so elusive in life--- compelling me to look deeper and to make connections with paths crossed long ago.
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