When I paint, I release myself to the process, seeking mental states of flow. I have developed a unique visual vocabulary through years of observation and experimentation. Using water-based media to play with texture and layers of color that bifurcate, I create evocative personal dreamscapes. My techniques draw from painting and monoprinting, while exploring themes that emerge from my subconscious mind, observation, and memories.
I have been influenced by the Surrealists, Abstract Expressionists, and the Northwest School (among other art canons) in how I use the creative process to explore imagery, process, and emotion. My work makes connections with spatial juxtapositions that play with metaphors of space and time within the picture plane, often extending within a series of paintings. The artworks record overlapping moments infused with archetypes and personal narratives. I want to invite the viewer to contemplate figure ground relationships, connecting to a universal consciousness of both shared and unique psychologically meaningful experiences. It is through art that we can connect in ways that go beyond literal, verbal, and explicit language to a more figurative, ephemeral, and implicit communication.
Thank you for taking the time to explore my work.
And you like it, yes you do....