My paintings come from a love of people, music, nature and color. Turning those passions into paintings is what I was born to do. Placing contrasting colors next to each other, light against dark, large shapes next to small shapes and having the finished painting connect with other people is why I paint.
Many of my paintings are based on the statement of artist Paul Klee, â€œmake the invisible visible." Other paintings are a translation of what I have seen and an attempt to communicate an insight. They are never exact replication of life.
What am I trying to portray? The energy in musicians, the rhythm in nature, or camaraderie of the people who inhabit my paintings. Does the painting bring life light and energy into the room? Making paintings that answer these questions is deeply satisfying.