I paint because doing so takes me to a place of extreme creative pleasure. It makes me happy. I love to play with color and light in an abstract form.
I can transcend who I am through expressing my creative energy, which can be very healing and inspiring. I use a free-flowing style of painting with acrylics, adding texture by layering and layering the paint through movement, using brushes, paint knives and squeegee tools.
I want the viewer to be drawn into the paintings through the use of color, light, and composition, enabling them to evoke their own emotions from what they see. Their own view of the abstract painting is theirs' alone and may not be something I intended or even thought of as I was creating the piece. Through a vibrant and vivid palette I correspond to human feelings.
Often I mix my own colors until I get just the one I had in mind. A color study starts to appear on the canvas as I combine the paint, at times adding cultural references that are transformed into something contemplative and abstract.
I give credit to all my life's experiences as to what I see, feel and absorb in the world around me as influences on how I paint in a free-flowing abstract expressionistic form. Being an abstract artist allows me the freedom to communicate feelings and emotions unconstrained by forms found in objective reality. My work is constantly changing, I continue to take risks, find a new path, and express myself.
Stop by my gallery-studio for a visit anytime! Or call for an appointment 831-383-9083
Gallery - Studio
13766 Center Street
Suite 22 (upstairs)
Carmel Valley, CA 93924