Artist Statement

Color, texture, atmosphere, depth and the interplay of light; I take what I see and explore it in an ever-changing process of visual notation. I translate aspects of nature and my relationship to it through paint to allow me to connect and experience it in a deeper, more intimate and personal way. My work in not intended as a representation of the natural world but rather as abstractions of the invisible forces that shape the natural world. I'm drawn to complexities - layers of light and shadow, repetition of forms and patterns, contrasts and forces that push and pull at each other. Painting draws me deeper into the experience and as I work on them a new relationship is created that is not only based on the original inspiration but about the act of painting itself.

Exhibited in various shows in Los Angeles including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery and in the San Francisco bay area.

Teaching: Figure Drawing and Anatomy and drawing classes in Los Angeles from 1987-1995 at Otis College of Art and Design, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles High School for the Arts, and Brentwood Private School.

Education: BFA, San Francisco Art Institute

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