I work in a variety of mediums, having won awards for landscapes in watercolor and oil. I exhibited in the Kensington Gallery in Campbell, CA before moving to Placer County. I also teach, offering private and semi-private art instruction. Just lately, I’ve been doing a lot of life drawing at the Sacramento Fine Arts center and fiber arts.
My work ranges from the abstract and whimsical to colorful and refined.
Exploring all the basics on my own terms, I analyze color, shape, and texture throughout the body of my work. I enjoy the simplicity of bold lines and the detail of florals and graphic patterns.
But the real purpose of my work is the act of creating. Painting serves as a meditation, allowing me to step away from the world here and now, to let go of stress and the monotony of everyday life. For me, the act of creating is a personal, meaningful experience.
My hope is to provide a similar experience for an audience, allowing the simple shapes and color schemes to take the viewer’s mind off of the immediate presence, to allow them to add their meaning to the image I have placed in front of them.