Artist Statement
As an artist, I work hard to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists in space, color and movement.  I am drawn to color and influenced by bold, strong lines as well as dynamic powerful shapesThe work is grounded by quiet and still lines interrupted by layers of explosive energetic color. I feel exhilarated when I paint a new line of color interrupting the flat space creating movement, and flowI layer the paint creating texture; building and adding more dimensions. Drawing has always been an inspirational form of expression for me.  As a child, I was mesmerized by smells, sounds and shadows of the natural world. I have to paint; it is my life’s blood.  Paint and canvas have become instruments for me to express myself and be heard.