Art can make the invisible visible. My passion is to express the majesty and mystery, beauty & truth that are revealed through natural and spiritual realms.
Life in the intoxicatingly beautiful “big sky” environment in southeast AZ speaks of majesty and mystery and for me inspires the creation of contemporary expressionistic landscapes which often evolve into abstractions. To convey the impressions of glory I see all around, I work loosely rather than in detail, using large tools, rarely brushes, and broad strokes to keep the work free, loose and expressive. With oils as my primary medium, I layer them over acrylics for depth, often adding materials for texture as well. Spontaneity is keyas I paint intuitively.
Some work incorporates light interactive materials - films splitting light into its spectral colors & sparkling metallic elements. The materials both contrast & complement the luscious paints. A new, dynamic, interactive experience is created as colors & effects change depending on light & viewer’s angle. Painting is an interactive experience requiring sensitivity to what is happening on the canvas as well as in my spirit in order to make the invisible visible.