When I look at the world, I’m attracted to color and light, texture and shape. My inspiration for a painting can be generated from all manner of stimuli – a word or phrase, a color or textural element, weather, or a view from the road or an airplane window. I’m an intuitive painter, so that kernel of beginning may morph into a painting entirely different from its origin. It usually does. My paintings invite the viewer to step closer, to see beyond the face of the painting and into the elements and ideas waiting to be discovered in it. Although I mainly paint with acrylics, I will also use other materials to achieve the result I’m working for in a finished piece. These may include collage, stamping, oil bar, or ink.
Each day I walk through life astonished and grateful for the beauty that surrounds me. I see it in my garden, my community of friends and in the extraordinary environment and people of the Northwest where I live. I search for it in line, color, texture, like foraging a feast for the eyes. My process begins with this. The making is my way of expressing that joyful response in the form of jewelry or body adornments.