Acrylic painting, pen and ink, textiles
My work ranges from abstract paintings and collages to finely detailed drawings in pen and ink. The paintings are almost always a open to interpretation and I am intentional about asking viewers to view them through their own experience. What a painting shows me may not be what you see. Landscapes could be many places. Figures, when they appear at all, are ambiguous. An abstract is often an experiment with color, texture or composition, waiting for each viewer to follow a unique pathway into it. I enjoy exploring the ways that painting and collage evoke experience without the constraint imposed by the linear arrangement of words. A “story” told by a painting is perceived both all at once and detail by detail. The rhythms of line and playful arrangement of shapes and colors almost always surprise me with something unintended. I treasure those moments of enchantment when a vision comes through my hands into a painting that invites consideration of a subject in an unexpected way.