Artist's Statement

Painting is romanticized hope. My brushes move with the fluidity of promised potential that the work will come together at the intersection of composition, color, texture, and meaning.  My works express the chaotic chants, violent screams, nagging fears, and gentle whispers of my soul in acrylic paint and mediums via brushes, palette knives, and bare fingers.  Every work is a one-of-a-kind piece situated in its own emotional context.  I paint my emotional memories—washes of color layered on texture with swirls of paint bubbling up from my recollections and spreading over the landscapes of my history shading the present translucent perception of my reality.  Each work is a return to hope because life is always about hope.