The world around me and everything in it provides limitless possibilities for artistic inspiration and exploration. I have always been drawn to the natural world at large and its connection to the spiritual. The rhythm of pattern and the role of atmosphere figure largely in my work, especially the abstracts and landscapes. The media I use include watercolor, gouache, inks, graphite, charcoal and pastel, often employing or blending three or more in one piece.
I am also fascinated by animals. As a child I pored over books on zoology studying the realistic illustrations with wonder. As a young adult, I became enamored with children’s drawings of animals. Regardless of the influence, I treat my subjects similarly: infusing a straightforward composition with energy from hyperactive and unexpected color...and a little humor.
In my photography, I gravitate towards landscape, seascape and architecture as subject matter, always looking for dynamic compositions or intriguing juxtapositions of color, texture and pattern