I believe art is a commentary on life. It comes from within the artist.
Using complementary colors and allowing the materials I use to
direct me, I find expression of freedom and movement. In
composition, I love color, line, balance, light and symmetry. I choose
to work abstractly because it expands the theme of perception.
What is perceived does not have boundaries. If the viewer finds
enjoyment, I have succeeded.
Oil is my first choice of a painting medium. Mixing pigment in oil creates vibrant color. Oils are fluent. This fluidity and slow dry time allows the color to be blended and moved right on the canvas. Once I have an appetizing color palette, I work on multiple canvases at one time and love painting large.
Working in Encaustic
It is exciting to bring this ancient medium to life in a contemporary context. Mixing pigment into warm wax and painting on a strong support, fusing with heat, and buffing creates a rich optical effect. I love brilliant color. This love coupled with the added depth of wax brings great dimension to my tactile, abstract paintings. I never know where the wax will take me. Part of the process is becoming comfortable with this unknown.