Artist Statement

In my art practice I prefer painting with oil on canvas and in a private studio space. I refer to drawings and photographs for my paintings and am attracted images where the figure is floating on or is underwater. Color and light help to create a serene and mysterious mood. Aqua blues or greens layer over the skin, transforming the figure to another world. Light bounces off of and shines through water, adding magic. Ripples in the water, reflections and distortions create an abstract element to a representational painting. 

I am becoming obsessed with drawing flowers, still lifes and making dyes out of plant materials. Also, contributing to the public through art is importatnt to me. I plant to host art classes beginning this Fall and develop more public art proposals.