As an artist, my primary experience of the world is visual. My gift is the ability to communicate this experience through art. My art is derived from my participation in and observation of the dance of life around me. I have traveled extensively and often find inspiration from these experiences. I enjoy painting landscapes and explorations of the figure in motion. Whatever the subject, it is my intention to reach beyond the simple reflection of a physical object, to communicate to the viewer on a deeper level. I am interested in the interplay of light, shadow, and texture in defining form and expressing the living energy of the subject. In my landscape paintings, for example, I am painting not only a tree, but its interaction with the environment, light, moisture, air, soil. In figurative work I often place the subjects within their social and cultural environment describing family interactions, or the rhythm and movement of dance, games, or festivals. My goal is to encourage people to observe life more thoughtfully.
This beautiful tree lives in a rocky canyon in the Ute Mountain Tribal Park.
This tree I have painted several times. It lives at the edge of a lake in Rocky Mountain National Park
Wonderful music at a gathering of jazz musicians.
The road meanders through a damp and drizzly Scottish forest one morning in May.