“My paintings are about expressing a visual experience that challenges and communicates with a sense of mystery. Mystery is a human trait and curious characteristic where not everything is easily explainable.
I begin each painting with a journey into the unknown, where getting lost becomes the answer to which direction to take. I find the moment I’m lost is when I really discover the enjoyment of painting and who I am. I start by making gestures with colors and shapes, adding and subtracting abbreviated images and embracing the unpremeditated. It is during this process that I get glimpses of what I’m looking for and discoveries are made. The end result of the painting is an abstract expression of that particular idea or image reaching beyond reality.”
“Much of my work is an assemblage of painting, my own photography, cut outs, journal pages, fabric, and other applications. It is a process that I have embraced since my early days right out of art school. I find that it always speaks the language of contemporary art and fulfills my innate passion to create.”