What Drives My Modern Work
Color is potent. It grips me. I wield color to articulate a singular feeling, emotion or impression. Color, thoughtfully and artfully crafted together, shapes a language, a collection of parts working and harmonizing and opposing one another.
These parts, these blocks of color, speak deeply and eloquently in connection with the unspoken whisperings of my spirit and psyche. I speak my fears, and the color speaks hope and beauty. I speak my celebrations and the color declares rhapsodic bliss.
My palette is a collection of hues borrowed from my former period of Impressionist landscape work, a preference I have for the way it translates the colors of nature.
Each color block is masked with tape, and then applied with a freshly mixed oil paint unique in its hue. This process can repeat itself numerous times until a harmonious balance is found that is representative of the feeling and emotion I am channeling through my art.
My modern works are an expansion of my work with nature, a growing of my heart and a maturing of my experience with life and color. I respectfully choreograph color with the intention of creating works that elicit a state of wonder and well being. The rhythmic way that I put color together beckons the viewer: "Come sit here. I'll make you feel better."