I am an abstract artist using materials to intuitively respond to my environment and emotions. Through painting and sculpture I live in the moment and develop my art with integrity by continuously making a mark and responding to that impression. I am ever captivated by the quiet conversation I have with my art and humbled by the vulnerability of remaining open to the experience of creating.
My process involves creating art everyday, often painting in a series to work through an idea or subject. My go-to medium is Acrylic Paint because it allows for quick response and manipulation, but I experiment also with oils, soft pastels, oil sticks, watercolour, gouache, inks, charcoal and collage, letting the art determine the materials. Similarly I do not limit myself to canvas or boards, as paper and clay can be less precious and more freeing.
I find open studio life drawing sessions move my work forward; as I respond viscerally to the models’ humanness, my realizations unanalyzed and honest. This openness to the quiet space is vital for creating work that is meaningful and revealing for me. I am continuously challenged by what I create, seduced by the textures of paint and clay, and drawn into the layers of colours and shapes again and again.