Artist’s Statement

I paint to find ways to live this complicated, fragile, and ordinary life with compassion and grace. My figures are searchers, looking for ways to be at ease in their own skin. Painting from an intuitive place will often take me into the unexpected. Where shapes, colors, marks, and lines take on a life of their own. Revealing mysteries to ponder and reflect on. If my works reach out, touching a viewer, inviting them in to share this journey, I feel my paintings have taken root, and the connection between myself and the viewer becomes a tender place