I paint abstracts, landscapes, figurative and plein air paintings. Like Gerhard Richter, my work does not belong to one genre or singular style.
My abstract paintings evolve in stages. I build layers of non-representational, explosive brushstrokes in acrylic, then oil, and draw with pencil and pen, onto a canvas on the floor. The color, contour and form changes with each layer based on my responses to a painting’s progress.
My landscapes begin when my breath is taken away while experiencing a place in nature. I take photographs or paint plein air as reference. Similarly to how I start my abstracts, I build with loose brushstrokes in oil, layer by layer, over time, until the feeling I had while experiencing the environment is evoked. The landscapes have an impressionistic quality.
The thread that connects the different styles of my work is my intention to connect, uplift and communicate with each person’s spirit while they experience the paintings.