I consider myself an intuitive abstract artist drawing inspiration from life and nature. Texture and mixed media are incorporated into several of my pieces creating an array of designs throughout the artwork.
My background in architecture and retail display design influence the composition and color of the artwork. Using brayers, skewers, bubble wrap, bottle tops, egg cartons and other many tools, I create repetitive designs as the artwork develops. Markings and other shapes are added throughout the process, at times disappearing and appearing again. I am a great admirer of artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Willem De Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, to mention a few, who applied a few of the methods mentioned above.
From time to time, I will start with a primary design just as a guide, but mainly my inspiration will come from a word, feeling or other influences happening throughout the world. Social causes seem to influence my work currently, and I enjoy creating series with one topic. This process enables me to have a body of work under one title supported with other pieces in the collection and their subtitles.
My desire is that the viewer will be captivated by the piece or pieces in a collection and find the meaning that is meant to translate through color, texture, media, application and thought.