“A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to
silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place”
I’ve always considered myself to be an artist, though life often gets in the way of being a productive artist. Finally, I feel I am able to devote some time to my painting, to truly nurture my own soul, and to reflect on the beauty and silent moments of human connection that surround us, leaving an impression behind.
I am inspired by quiet moments of reflection and the ability to notice the light and the subtle details in nature, objects, people and animals. I like the silent stillness of a painting. I find I can appreciate that quiescence in numerous works of early masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caillebotte, as well as in later artists such as Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, Mark Rothko and Georgia O'Keeffe. As a serious lover of art, I am interested in many differing periods and styles; I am drawn to what is evocative to me emotionally in the work. As our world moves faster and faster all the time, I want to slow things down, to no longer have to rush,
to always take in the moment.
I work in both oils and acrylics, as well as colored pencils and pastels, ink and charcoal. I have a meaningful personal connection with each painting I do and then, like a proud parent, I want to share it with the world.