What do we feel when we see? My goal is not to capture an exact replication. Rather, it is to experience what I am viewing. Through meditative study, I gather details that result in an expansive moment of honesty.
In the abstract works, the pieces begin with color and the environments they can create. It's a rhythm of letting the paint play, through constant movement and variation.
I began at a young age as an artist, winning the 1998 George Fox University Art Competition and selling numerous portrait commissions. Then, as I pulled through the many layers of what I wanted to express, I became a writer with a bent for abrasive truth-telling. Art never left me, and my education developed through many years working as an art model in studios and classrooms around Seattle. Each day through my art, I look forward to seeing where it will take me next. It's a constant question and an openess to possiblity.