I have been hooked on art since I painted my first “masterpiece” in the fifth grade. Over the years I have gone through many transitions as I have experimented with pastels, watercolors, oils and acrylics. I now choose to paint with acrylics because they allow me to make sudden and impetuous changes on my surfaces and to build multiple layers of paint and glazes to create a spontaneous effect.
I may begin a painting with a seed of an idea, but am completely open to wherever the paints lead me. I begin with a color I find fascinating and then apply multiple layers of paint and several applications of glazes to create a pentimento effect. I allow the colors and textures to guide my hands and enjoy the freedom of mixing and blending paints directly on the surface as I work to create colors and forms that have their own life. The entire creative process is a journey of discovery, and I am always excited by the final image. It may develop into a desert vista, a distant horizon, a line of trees or an abstract shape. Whatever images emerge, I want the viewer to share my passion for the color and textures found in the natural world.