In our fast-paced and screen-mediated contemporary climate, my paintings bring attention to the moment. I examine the everyday and the often overlooked.
I am in love with looking and responding – and am fascinated by the process of understanding my surroundings and myself through painting. As I work, I search for specific color relationships and geometries. I synthesize the transitory impressions of light and color in nature and record my emotional response. For me, painting is a responsive and mindful act where the aim is not to copy the world but to find a new reality in each painting. In our era of constant distraction, I slow down, look deeply and integrate my physical observations with my interior feelings.
William Carlos Williams’ poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” written in 1923 captures what I am after in my paintings today:
so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white