Never really knowing what the painting will look like, I approach the canvas spontaneously, looking to express the flood of stories in my head. I start by making marks of color upon color and line and try to follow along as the work evolves almost on it’s own.
I often feel like a writer in my process of finding the narrative and like to think of each painting as a song or a short story. I “write” or paint using a visual vocabulary of everyday objects such as tables, chairs, beds, houses, fire, water and animals.
By communicating through these universal symbols and keeping the narrative open, I am inviting you to connect to your own experience.
I am often reluctant to tell my personal story of what inspired the work, as it is just that –inspiration. I am more interested in the story it evokes.
Intentionally childlike, with bold bright colors, simplicity of form, imagination and directness I seek to capture the innocence and immediacy of the heart and move the viewer to relate intimately.