The deeper I go into the forest the closer I feel to the truth. Off of the trail, there is a quiet calm where ideas can be contemplated and refined. In my paintings and my sculptures, I utilize the forum of nature to explore our relationship to the natural world and to each other.
When it’s foggy I see everything more clearly. Shapes are simplified, colors subdued and a veil of mystery is cast. Weather, change of season, and day into night effect mood and create atmosphere in my work.
Some of the themes that I explore in my work are community, diversity, harmony, exploration, discovery and change. When painting I work in both oils and acrylics. I prefer to work on a wood panel surface but I am also experienced painting on canvas, brick, concrete, park benches, doors, paper, cardboard and silk. My sculptures are made from cast resin and found and savaged objects. My paintings and sculptures provide a portal to place where dramas unfold, explorations can occur and discoveries are made.