Being present to the beauty of the every day
a gesture
a moment of calm
a weathered wall
a shaft of late afternoon light
a bird in flight

Whether landscape, figurative abstraction, or nonobjective art, I find joy in the exploration of them all. Painting with acrylic and/or oil and incorporating pastel, ink, charcoal, photographs and commonly found materials, I layer and whether I plan to or not, often bury meaningful elements or text. What stays available of the foundation of a piece is an exciting part of the process. By integrating images with their backgrounds, it becomes metaphor: we are our contexts, forever influencing and transforming each other.

I especially love the dance between intention and spontaneity that allows each painting to come into its own.