I draw most of my inspiration from the Florida environment: beach, water, sky and wetlands, fauna and flora. Concomitantly I am intrigued by material and technique. Primarily abstract in form, my painting organization is influenced by color field artists such as Mark Rothko. My canvases are often organized with an abstracted horizon line where elements join or collide. Using line and object, I break the fields down using line to capture very subtle shifts in applied tones, color and elements. The line work calls attention to the disparate forms and subtleties of the paintings, knitting and calling attention to forms that might otherwise be missed. This allows two levels of experiencing. One is form and object driven, the other is the manipulation of detailed line technique. The line work seems to knit the parts of line and form allowing the disparate parts to work together. On closer inspection the work will suggest the familiar movement and rhythm of stained glass.
The combining of form, line and translucent layering suggests a hidden complexity. In a way, a metaphor of the human experience, expressed in the interplay of tonal color shift, texture, line technique and a meditative stroke. As a professional interior designer and fine artist I have come to the realization that understanding the creative process is essential. I try to discover the inspiration through hard work. Don’t be caught waiting for inspiration. Explore.