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; as I get older, my work molding to more informed feelings, intellect, passions and introspection.
I'm most influenced by Tonalism and Contemporary Traditionalism, though I love all art I love the poetry of paint , color, and rendered light. There is a certain intellectual romance and emotion to 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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