As long as I can remember, I have been an artist, following in my mother's footsteps. For me it is all about how a person views the world and the beauty within it. In my work, I try to show beauty in simple organic images and shapes and use instinct rather than calculated decisions on placement of forms.
My work in all media, has common themes and feelings. I like to create movement, flow, emotion and tension. Color and color combinations play a very important role for me and I tend to use warm tones far more frequently than cool tones. I like organic forms and textures and like to see beauty in things that are overlooked like a leaf, a rock, some sand or even dirt. I remember filling my pockets with rocks in the summer and leaves in the fall when I was very young. I just couldn't resist. I want to pull the viewer into the painting or photograph and feel something, whether it is joyful or sad. Instead of showing the viewer something new, my goal is to show the ordinary in a different light. For me, that experience slows down my day for just a moment and gives me a new appreciation. Art is about that moment.