“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe

My introduction to painting began during my training as a therapist. While classes in art therapy didn't pique my interest, making art did. That was twenty years ago and I've been painting ever since.

Throughout the years I've had several wonderful teachers and mentors.  I've been inspired by brilliant artists like Chagall, Modigliani, Picasso, De Kooning and Richard Diebenkorn.

My collection of work includes abstracts that are about the intermingling of line, shape and color. But often, abstract figures emerge—some more quietly than others.  I create both small and large works on paper, wood, and canvas. My abstract work often integrates texture, papers, glass, stone and more. Creating interesting color palettes is fundamental to my work. Once I find colors that resonate, lines, marks and shapes follow. I find that random happenings, a paint spill on a canvas, can spur the beginning of a whole new series.

 

Experimentation, discovery and a fair amount of courage are a part of my art-making process.