I love globs of paint, brushstrokes of color, the surprise of texture, and passion of creativity.
1 + 1 does not = 2 in my design of art.
Art equals an infinite creative process beyond the sum of parts.
My paintings are cinematic, engaging the viewer to participate in my ‘movie.’
Missing details, lost & found edges,
gestures of figures, color, & texture
draw the eye into my work,
creating surprise as paint wraps around the canvas profile.
I leave only what is necessary from previous layers of
texture, abstract form, shape, color, & line,
leaving the viewer to fill in their own version of the story.
Tapping into my humor & avid curiosity, I grab whatever media is within my reach.
Building layers of a painting can include mixed media of charcoal, photos, music, handmade papers,
as I scratch & scumble my way across the canvas.
On the ”artistically blocked” day... a nagging little voice echoes inside, telling me:
“Do NOT quit your day job!”
I then realize...
I AM an artist... This IS my DAY JOB!
...I turn down the volume & press on!
Now I trust who I am, and I know what I was meant to do with my life.
The paint starts to fly... onto skin, clothing, floors, walls, and even onto the ceiling!
Everything is a palette, paint, & canvas when my art is happening!