Artist Statement

"Painting is a study of our existence, spirit, and environment, derived from experiences in life. I choose objects that evoke childhood memories, create situations of atmospheric mystery, and bring visual interest through interaction. I’m intrigued by subtle shifts in value and color; yet seek a personal interpretation of the objects rather than a replication. Personality is revealed through the process of painting. Abstract remnants from my process remain visible in the final product. The hand must obey the spirit. "

December 2, 2006

Abstract Landscapes

I became inspired to paint these landscapes when I was living in Arizona for a short while. The colors and the textures of the desert made me yearn to paint. These paintings are a really nice break after painting all those still lifes. I think it helps me keep a balance. "Desert Bushels"
24"X30" "Immigration"



"Orange Blossoms"



" 24"X30"