My paintings are memories
of places that have moved me. The paintings are of places, the light, color,
movement, the thoughts and feelings at a specific time. They become the harmonies
and rhythms of colors and forms. The paintings have the energy of life with
the joys and sorrors encompassed in them. My
work is abstract because I want it to be universal and to show more than
the physical world.
Color is the keystone
of my work. I am interested in what makes colors work, how they move in and
out, how they interact with other colors, and especially what makes them
sing and convey feelings. I paint in layers, starting with a thin coat of
pigment. Building layer upon layer of medium with pigment, I work until the
colors make a harmonious whole that has depth and the colors glow. The acts
of painting and moving over the canvas are important. The movement conveys
spontaneity, clarity, and intensity.
Space and its relationship
to color are other aspects of my paintings. I look at the way color and shape
come together, overlap, and stay apart. The work explores losing edges while
maintaining the separateness of shapes and colors. Where colors and shapes
come together, there is tension. The search is for the right interplay of
tension to make each painting sing.