artist statement

In the creation of my art, I look for the fragile balance between elation and despair. My addiction is in striking a chord where emotional beauty and painful reality exist on the same plane.  In simplest terms, this is my therapy and the conduit to my subconscious.

There is a point in the creation of a piece when, without realizing it, I’ve stepped back, stopped working, and been consumed in the emotion of the artwork for sometimes hours. That’s when I know the work is done.

I’m drawn to creating abstract and representational styles of work because of the freedom from artistic restrictions in conveying the sense of being that exists in each piece. Abstract art conveys powerful emotions – the pieces slow me down and put me in a different place.

materials – I use acrylic as my base medium because of it’s mixing and bonding properties and because It lends itself well to experimentation.