Artist Statement

I create abstracted interpretations of the natural world that captures the overall essence of time and place.


Inspiration

Inspiration for my work comes from memories of my travels to all seven continents. Whenever I travel, I like to make observations of the atmosphere, cultural mood and physical characteristics unique to each place. Once I’m back in the studio, I abstract these memories to convey the underlying essence of each region. In the process of creating my artwork, I am transported back to the places that I have travelled. I can see the morning mist in Ireland, the beautiful sunsets of Santa Fe, and the Northern Lights dancing across the winter sky in Iceland. It is my goal that viewers feel the same sense of serenity that I felt while creating each piece.


Summary

I am an award winning artist who enjoy both painting and printmaking. I have worked in encaustic, oil/cold wax, oil and acrylic. My work was featured in MOMA’s 2018 digital online learners show, the CBS Sunday Morning Show and in many regional and national juried shows. I am an active member of the Catalyst Art Lab, the Capitol Hill Art League in Washington, DC, and the Maryland Federation of Art. I have been painting for most of my life, and returned to the studio full time in 2019 following a successful career in Information Technology. Gallery representation is by District Arts, Frederick, MD.