Emerson college, 1997, Film/Art History
Museum School, 2001
Rumi once wrote, “Let the beauty we love be what we do”. I cling to this statement because of this truth. There is a reason why I am drawn to certain things, people, colors, etc. That attraction plays a role in carving out my natural path. My work is derived from life’s drifting inspiration.
I look at elements of my art as remnants of my experiences. It represents dreams, memories, conversations, muses, breakthroughs and revelations. My approach is intuitive and I use color and size to excite and stimulate the viewer. I intend my paintings to be meaningful, inspiring and optimistic.
I have spent a lot of time being immersed in oceanic life, taking in countless sunsets, noticing low tides leaving sand formations on the bayside and then being swallowed up by the ocean at high tide. My process reflects this world. I continue to watch nature and the process of the paint as it moves and takes form on canvas. I can see the influence of water in the shapes as the painting takes form, like waves in the moving sea.
Most recently I have been tuned into the mystics, Hindu mantras, mythology, and being guided by the signs life offers us. The more intricate a painting, the more it defines an idea or thought and the looser a piece the more freedom and letting go. Like the ocean an ebb and the flow, contraction and release.