Painting Statement

My visual language allows me to go where words can’t in expressing who I am at my core. My daily commitment with the canvas before me is to get out of my head, to set thoughts and words aside, and stream feelings directly.

I use many tools beyond brushes... leaves, branches, mops, plastic, knives, wire, and most often, my hands. I still love to experiment and get dirty!

The process is like a piece of music, a walk in the woods; it's a feeling of excitement, empowerment, and a deep connection all mashed together. If I can stay out of my head long enough, the resulting image is fresh, alive, and evocative.

There is a vibration, a communication and energy, that connects everything in this universe, and when I paint I feel alive and connected to that energy.

Memories, emotions, spirituality and science inspire my abstract paintings. I strive to create paintings that pull one in from afar, and will inform, change, and challenge in the detail up close.