Creating art is a deeply personal experience for me. I am a student of curiosity. This leads me to seek inspiration in thebeautiful patterns, colors and designs of the surrounding world. I am driven to look closely at this beauty and interpret it in a fresh way.
My senses are open to the hidden color in everyday landscapes; the deep purple of a cast shadow, the soft pink in a winter sky, and the bright red of a maple in autumn.
Over the years I have experimented with many different mediums; pencils, ink, collage and pastel and oil. Pastels allow me to create shimmering, heightened color effects as well as to draw and they support the freedom of spontaneity in my work. Working with brushes and oil is a more recent development in my artwork. Both mediums; pastel and oil influence how I work in the other and I enjoy going back and forth between them.
I balance my pieces between studio and plein air. Working in nature forces me to capture the essence quickly, while a studio environment allows a deeper exploration of the subject allowing me to reinterpret what I see in nature.
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