I am a painter, primarily abstract in design, often with a reference to place or object to an underlying narrative. I compose my work with a variety of medium, paint and other water based materials which lends to layering and collage. My process is more intuitive than formulaic which I find requires a greater degree of presence.
My background in social work and the practice of art therapy with victims of abuse led to a deeper understanding of the power of self expression without judgement. This is what I struggle to allow myself as I create. The evidence of that striving and imperfection reveal a certain truth and vulnerability and a bridge to the next work.
I continue to be inspired by the life force of nature evidenced by the branching of trees, the web of a spider, veins of a leaf or hand. My current work is an exploration I call "spiritual landscape," a practice that is also leading me to return to themes I have previously explored in all the years of painting but with new eyes and deeper connection.
"Pathless Way" 30"x40" acrylic on canvas