As a writer and visual artist, I am fortunate to navigate the creative process daily. What compels me to create art is a felt sense of the process itself. In the spirit of Abstract Expressionism, I enjoy discovering the forms, depths, and colors as they evolve organically - an expression of what I believe to be universal, subconscious themes.
I love creating a fresh combination of shapes, lines, and colors that have never existed before - resolving each point of tension that arises, responding to one mark, and then the next. Each mark, whether finally visible or not, contributes to the depth and history of the canvas..
My first career as a landscape designer married my affinity with nature and love of visual arts. In my current work, you may notice a blending of structural, hard edged elements, reminiscent of buildings, cliffs, or horizons, and more organic marks and shapes that reflect plants, water, or light.
I work from my home studio near Boulder, Colorado. The diverse Inspirations and influences that wallpaper my studio reflect the work of abstract expressionists Mark Rothko, Pearl Fine, and Brian Rutenberg; Victorian painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema; Romanticist J.M.W. Turner; and Impressionist Claude Monet.
Mentors and Teachers:
Mark Brasuell - Conceptual Abstractionist. 2014 to present.
Nancy Hillis - Abstract Expressionist. 2017 to 2019.
Marianne Mitchell - Contemporary Abstract Artist. 2015 to 2016.
I love creating a fresh combination of
images that has never existed before....