Artist Statement

I’m Thankful for love of nature and the many artists who have helped inspire me in this life of creativity.

In my early paintings I am often seeking a meditational simplicity through soft sprayed atmospheres contrasted by solid forms.

Recently I have taken a new direction inspired by the Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary.  This has been a most enjoyable diversion for me to play with patterns and psychedelia.

My mixed media works such as the Globe series and the Action Figure & Toy series are more whimsical in nature and often reference pop culture.
Dioramas also come into play in some of these which invite you to enter intimate worlds.

“The power of color has been a life long passion.  I’m especially inspired by atmospheric qualities from minimalist and color field painters, which is evident in my early works. I enjoy developing an abstract visual vocabulary that hints at underlying meanings.  My mixed media work invites you into surreal fantasy vignettes, a welcoming alternative universe. “