I grew up beside a lake in a rural part of New Jersey, spending my days
outdoors as much as the weather would allow. My consciousness
became attuned to the rhythms of the seasons and the energy of nature.
This stream became the basis of my painting. Later on, when I lived in
northern California as a young adult, it was my first time experiencing
the special light that exists there. I now spend months each year there for
the light, the beauty and the inspiration of the place. The other important
influence on my work has been my lifelong appreciation of music.
Working in the abstract, I feel like I am channeling the vigor and
cadences of nature and music. Rhythms appear as drips and
brushstrokes; colors and patterns are quiet, loud, energized, erratic.
My work process is both exploratory and considered, utilizing multiple
materials on changeable surfaces, always venturing into unknown
territory. I work through several paintings at once, improvising with
drawing, dripping, brushing paint until I get to a place with each piece
that reflects a moment in time, the unexpected, as if captured in action.
My approach to painting is both experiential and experimental, my
interest is expressing beauty and energy in the work.