Artist Statement I have felt compelled to paint nearly every day for more than 35 years. My studio and gardens are a source of constant inspiration: full of light, color, pattern and texture.
Still life subject matter is the major vehicle for expression. I spend a great deal of time composing a still life and then work directly from the subject. My passion is making rich and complex oil paintings through color, light, line and texture. I strive for paintings where these elements are just as important as the subject matter. It is important to me that the surface of the painting is layered and varied. I use thin washes, opaque layers, transparent glazes, and pastel and charcoal mark making on 300 lb water color paper or canvas to achieve this.
My painting is the result of the combination of steady work, motivation to create and inspiration. Experience has taught me how to get to that place where the magic of a really good painting happens.