top of page

WE SEEK REFUGE from thoughts which keep us awake at night. Fears and worries that are difficult to repress or the excitement of an upcoming day.  Each of these canvases visually represents my refuge. Each one serves as a  security blanket or a fort made from blankets and chairs.  As I age, our escapes become more complex; often more hidden within personal addictions, anxieties or unachievable expectations of ourselves and others. We desperately seek refuge to suppress struggles while relishing celebrations. Ultimately, each encounter and memory shapes our own personalities and emerges as patterns slowly appearing within our aging bodies as scars and wrinkles as a visual record of our past, just as smile lines document times of happiness.

Each artwork, a public narrative within which my feelings, insecurities, celebrations and healing are on display for public consumption. Each painting presents connection and acceptance as the viewer is allowed to reflect on their own memories. Perhaps within these marks and colors an understanding occurs as memories surface. Hopefully, we find unity within our humanity empathy within our experiences.

THE PROCESS within individual brushstroke is a cathartic flow of unfiltered spontaneous thoughts. Each stroke intuitively defines the next. Marks are created and erased, exposed and covered within an honest and raw, uncensored process in response to the preceding brushstroke. Marks, scrapes, drips, and splatters might represent love, healing, frustration, forgiveness, loss and strength in an intuitively expressionist process. Within these conglomerations of color, marks, and transparency, my story emerges. 

bottom of page