Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Having always been a child that played outdoors, it seems only fitting that as an artist I most enjoy depicting the natural world. Specifically I am most interested in the brilliant colors and organic shapes of botanicals. I prefer to depict a wild explosion of blossoms with no apparent source, and I paint with large strokes and traditional and non-traditional materials--including spray paint, pastel crayons and drippy paint-- to convey my love for color and movement. While working on a canvas I dance between painting with precision and painting with wild abandon, as I don’t want my commitment to a particular flower or image to compromise the overall sensations of wildness, color and wonder that are in my mind. Not entirely abstract and not entirely realism, my style is hard to categorize neatly. Never having been one to be pigeon-holed, I think this is a good thing! Ultimately I hope that my paintings are energizing and uplifting.