Art's mission is beyond being decorative or merely pleasing; it has potential to awaken, arouse; provoke thought and discussion. My paintings are inspired by life’s harmonies and contradictions. The emotions are personal but the subject matter is universal. My work explores water and wilderness coupled with a growing awareness of the need for humans to repair, maintain and preserve our environment

 

An artist is a conversationalist, a story teller, a communicator. Art is a medium for the spirit that allows the free expression of passion, joy, sorrow, fear, grief, love. In my paintings I attempt to transcend the limitations of self and the illusions of the three-dimensional world in order to depict a universal, archetypal, objective reality. In short, it is the magic of reducing feelings to a two-dimensional surface of color, shape and light.

 

I’m fascinated with things that cannot be understood but perhaps only appreciated. Mine is the imagery of a heart swollen or broken by romance. Is it a sacrilege to hang things so personal on a wall? Does it depict something so private as to be embarrassing? Does it conjure intense feelings? If so, perhaps it has validity. It seems to me the journey of self-discovery is made even more valuable by sharing it with others.

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