My visual heritage developed from Abstract Expressionism. As I am primarily an abstract painter, I aspire to have my work affect others as I have been, by provoking thought, emotional experiences and moods, and aesthetic pleasure.
Through my act of painting, I strive towards transforming a state of mind, infusing living energy, intuition and concrete particulars into a physical reality. I gather internal and external forces around me to evoke images and expressions onto the canvas: forms in nature (tangible and remembered), movement (real or psychological), architecture, private thoughts and daily emotions. I use my painting to define and enlighten my purpose, in honest expression, sharing and responding to life in all its reality, mystery and grace.
My current body of work is a continuing narrative focusing on my experiences of a daily practice of noticing phenomena as it encompasses past experience to the most current expression for my visual imagery…a synthesis of memory, perception, meditation and inner-movement. I hope to instill in the viewer a sense of place, time, loss/renewal and recognition through universal themes and symbols.
I see my process of creating multi-media visual statements as a transitional passage…to hold the mystery and life force that i seek in my work…mirroring my own transformative process and dedication to the power of art in our daily lives.