Artist’s Statement

Painting expresses what I need in life. Hyperactive, dyslexic and often ill as a child, I would seek out things that brought health and calm. Long walks in nature, and bicycling to the lake for that vastness would steady me. I was inspired and informed by nature and its tranquil palette. Through drawing and painting I recreate this calm and connect to the vastness. As I paint I feel calm. This comes out in my paintings in feeling and recreating nature.

Idle Hands

To illuminate the connection to our ancestors, a hand made tablecloth or lace is pressed into the ground of my canvas. Then I paint people engaged in a moment. Their hands used for gesturing, stability, creativity and discovery.