My life-long creative pursuit has been a source of contrast and discovery. One of the things I most enjoy about creating is not being able to predict an outcome. My landscapes might begin with a preconceived idea of what the end result “should” look like and I become the observer as the painting unfolds into its own interpretation. Other times, my abstracts unveil themselves unannounced.
I allow color, texture, line, shape, pattern, and scale to dictate its own direction.
Living in the Pacific Northwest, I draw inspiration from the surrounding landscapes and the lighting unique to the area. Ideas materialize from my response to conversations, quotations, man-made and natural shapes, from animals, humor, and yes, even exercise, where they are filed away in my imagination to emerge at a later time.
Painting with acrylics allows me the ability to layer paint and change direction on a whim. The magic that happens when color blends on paper, canvas, or board excites me and leads me from painting to painting. Starting a new canvas keeps me uncomfortable enough to not become complacent and keeps me moving forward.
'Before the Build'
'Focused on a Prayer'
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