ARTIST STATEMENT -
I am an intuitive painter and mixed media artist, primarily using acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. Most of my recent pieces are abstract and process-oriented; a second body of work is more narrative and figurative; lately, I have been exploring the intersection of the two.
My work evolves to let meaning emerge through color, mark-making, texture and rhythm, sometimes integrating collage materials and natural elements. I love the journey of a piece coming together, and the shades of beauty, energy and emotion that different layers and juxtapositions express.
Whatever the materials or subject matter, I approach my art as a spiritual practice for honoring the mystery of life and deepening my own relationship to the natural world, the cosmos and human experience. I aim to create work that invites others to look closely, engage authentically, and find their own meaning and connection, perhaps gaining inspiration, hope or healing in the process.