I am inspired by myriad sources: memories, dreams, books, friends, and peers. Occasionally I work from life, but most often my inspiration is intuitive and unconscious. I usually approach the canvas without preliminary sketches or a set agenda. I am motivated by color and form and the richness and substance of paint itself. Painting is a personal journey without a map or compass. I paint from a vulnerable and expansive space and then slowly find my way back to the surface through my direct encounter with canvas and pigments. This journey is always a surprise, always exhilarating and often addictive.
The notion that my uncensored impulses, translated from an inner place into the work itself might “speak” to others moves and inspires me.