I fell in love with drawing and painting in college and over the years have sought out artistic knowledge and experience wherever I could get it. I didn’t necessarily set out to become an “artist.” I just know that when I am behind an easel, I’m happier with a sense of my life holding together in a more integrated balanced way.
Exploring working against a grid, enjoying the tension between the organic sensitivity and fluidity of the line as it intersects the more rigid and predictable horizontals and verticals of the grid, I often blind contour into my work, finding that if I can quiet my mind’s need to make something look “right,” my hand and eye can record the honest truth, innately knowing when I am touching the form.
The majority of my work is figurative, as I took it to heart when I was told many years ago that, if I could understand and capture the essence of the anatomy of the human form, all else is contained therein. I am fascinated by the many expressions of the line with its weight, speed, assertiveness, and fragility and am excited by a new synthesis of paint volume and line, again searching for that integration of geometry and dynamic movement, and activation of the surface.