Ever since I made my first oil painting around the age of 10, I have focused on capturing colors, movement, shapes and light. Using oil on canvas as the primary medium, I have developed a passion for textured works, which strive to exhibit “balance.”
I achieve balance through the precise placement of color and use of texture. My early work centered on creating geometric paintings with linear up and down movements contrasted against side-to-side movements with my palette knife. With a tapestry like intensity, this style has precision and depth.
Even as my geometric style has become more flexible, balance remains pivotal to my efforts. I strive to capture raw, natural elements – such as terrain, water, sun and sky – and equalize for the contrast between light and dark while capturing movement through a variety of textures.
Each painting begins a journey of exploration and is a conduit for having a conversation with viewers about my findings. I find joy in sharing my interpretation of the essence of natural beauty and hope it stimulates contemplation and peace for viewers.