Where my inspiration comes from? It could be the vibrant hues in a sunset, or the sunlight reflecting off the water. It is also the soft petals of a rose, the bristled hair on a caterpillar and even the bark of a tree. Everything, everywhere is adorned in a seemingly random array of beautiful colors and texture. I am inspired by those elements and try to capture the feeling of it in my art. I want my paintings to go beyond the visual beauty of color, by capturing the sensation of texture that can only be experienced through touch. My art is an attempt to bring that experience to others, so they can bring it into their home.
My process is intuitive. There isn’t any “planning or thinking” about what I’m going to paint; I just have a feeling and I allow it to flow onto my canvas, trusting the process. When I finish a painting, it is as new to me, as it is for someone else looking at it. My primary medium is acrylics, though I also like to work with oils and other mediums. I am always pushing myself to experiment with new tools to achieve the texture I’m looking for.
There is a lot of texture in my paintings. It has only been through the ardent process of trying new techniques that I developed my own impasto style of painting, which has become a trademark of my work. Texture brings a sensual experience to my art, allowing others to connect with a painting on multiple levels.
My hope is to bring as much joy to others with my art, as it gives to me when I’m creating it. I encourage others not to look for something in my paintings, but instead be aware of how it makes you feel. Also, feel free to touch them and experience art differently.