Statement

   

Georgia O’Keeffe said, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way, things I had no words for

To give expression to my inner thoughts feelings and emotions while constantly exploring the world around me is what my art is about.

My work is deeply personal and quite possibly a method to understanding my Self and my relationship to a world that surrounds me, for I am in the world, it is not in me. I work in a completely intuitive way, whether I am painting, photographing or engaged in creating a sculpture piece, The content is determined in the moment of creation.

For me relationships are at the basis of life and I am drawn to the interactions of inner content that exists, sometimes obvious and more often hidden or unconscious, the tangible and the intangible. The intensity of emotion, the power of feeling, the calculation of thought that surrounds situations within time, space and energy provide me with a starting point for what I will begin to create. Color and texture are integral components in my work, creating multi layers and depth which engage the viewer. My work becomes a visual record of my emotions and inner dialog offering a means for reflection, transformation, release and healing.

My paintings are abstract explorations, filled with layers of bright color, organic shape, and sometimes texture. I have worked with collage elements for over 30 years. I feel it brings an element of strength and structure to a piece especially where more grounding elements are needed to balance the strong ethereal quality that is already present in them.

Through the photograph I look for line, shape, and contrasts captured in an intuitive composition that explores the relationship of me the observer to other things within time, space and energy.

My sculpture pieces are made from natural materials and have a softness to them that is reflective of my respect for the materials which are innocent to how I will work with them. I prefer to allow the materials to dictate the shape and form by allowing them to move in their natural way which means nothing is perfectly symmetrical, each has an organic appearance.