Inspired by the colors of our natural and man-made reality that are made up of many layers and textures. Composition can be bold and unexpected bright colors that combine warm and cool colors or soft and sensual with the blending of different tones of the same color like blue that is calming and peaceful as the painting draws you in. The use of these abstract colorful palettes conveys the positive and beautiful aspects of our everyday world. This can be the blue and green colors of the ocean or a leaf under the microscope with its unseen texture with the naked eye. My paintings are about bringing a piece of our world into the interiors of our homes.
My work seeks to capture the imagination by using the sub conscience to dictate use of colors and composition when painting. Many times the decision to use a color palette is not premeditated but as it unfolds at that moment. This includes the spontaneous wash of color or the thick layering of gesso or gold leaf. The final outcome is never known until feeling it.
Whereas I am self taught, I know no boundaries of what you are “supposed to do or not.” I love exploring unexpected uses of paint, surfaces and decorative medium. My work has been published and exhibited in such venues as Art Loop Chicago and the Chicago Art Coalition.
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