Living in Connecticut, with my husband, inspiration for my paintings is everywhere. Walking in the woods, on beaches, through farm fields, by rivers, and hiking up mountains brings me close to my subject matter.
Using bold colors, lines and shapes, my paintings capture the emotion of my subjects, invite others in, evoke memories, and start a dialogue about shared experiences.
Art is a powerful way for me to express my inner thoughts and emotions and represent the world as I see it. Painting unleashes tension, provides a sense of peace in my life, allows for self-discovery, and lets me share my gift from God.
Thriving on variety, my work goes from the familiar to the abstract, and back again. Often starting with nature as my inspiration, I begin the creative process by keenly observing my surroundings and contemplating how I feel about the subject and what I want to express. This allows me to intuitively create authentic pieces that capture my interpretation of the subject matter influenced by my experiences, thoughts, and emotions.
Inspired by the impressionists, post-impressionists, and abstract expressionists, I adore color. Colors on my palette, sometimes straight from the paint tube, other times mixed into unique hues, are forever changing and evolving. Employing brushes, knives, fingers, spray bottles, cloth, and found objects, I utilize various techniques to spontaneously apply paint and make marks, creating unique and varied textures on a canvas. The multiple layers of paint hide but at the same time expose, deeper layers of my personal vulnerability and raw emotions.