Statement



I am transported by the visually sublime … there is so much beauty in nature and I believe we were created to share in the joy of complementing and collaborating with it. I think that is why I am drawn to realism.

I work with the figure and still life predominantly. Delicate illumination is a visual goal I try to achieve through the exploration of value and color. Muted colors and mid-tones are layered with contrasting colors or brighter/darker values in order to achieve depth and a bit of sparkle.

Occasionally, I try to inject an idea behind what I depict as I have discovered creating art can be a spiritual journey. Though I want my art to have meaning, it doesn’t always have to speak. Sometimes my works are metaphorical and sometimes they convey nothing but the beauty of silence. At times I can be anxious, preoccupied, and emotional but there is serenity in my works. If they speak at all, they do it softly.

Drawing

So right now I am re-educating myself on the art of drawing. I am doing a lot of reading and examination of works that I find stunning by ot...