About my work
Throughout my life nature has always been my main source of inspiration. The variety of color, texture, shape, line, and light are constantly intriguing and challenging. I don't think of myself as a landscape artist. I feel a more intimate connection than that label conveys. My relationship with nature is more about learning and understanding than it is about just looking on as a witness.
As I paint and draw I attempt to capture the energy of what I am seeing and what I feel about my subject matter and the materials I use. While I love exploring different materials I am especially fond of soft pastels. I love the immediacy and directness of working with block of pigment directly on a surface. This way of working allows me to react instinctively to each mark I make. I seek to find a similar directness in my exploration of other materials, such as oil and acrylic paint.
Mosaics are a newer media I am exploring. I am looking forward to seeing where this exciting path leads me.