I am in love with the landscape, the colors and textures I see around me every day. I celebrate nature by expressing what I feel rather than what I see, conveying my emotions about this region that has shaped my life and my work.
Beginning with a photo, sketch, memory or idea as an inspiration, I use acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, painting loosely all over the surface, building up thin layers of paint. Colors are pushed beyond reality or used symbolically.
Color and light, lines and textures, shapes and arrangements - these are the tools I use when I’m making a painting. I choose colors that are light, dark or vivid, lines that are dynamic or peaceful, shapes that are complex or simple, and layers of color and texture for depth and richness. Form dissolves into texture. The specific becomes general. I give visual form to the experience of place.
My recent body of work continues my long interest in the coastal landscape of my Florida home. I am now drawn to closer views of scenes which I used to paint representationally. Color changes and the movement of lines are exaggerated to express my emotional reaction to my environment. The paintings are about the meeting of land and water, exploring reflections of light and color, looking into the water and on its surface.
My hope is that they will nourish your spirit and delight your eye.