I seek to reveal form, mood and light in captured moments. To achieve this I experiment primarily with color temperature and value contrasts. I carefully crop my subjects in their settings so as to tell a story. I often add bright colors and expressive brush strokes to give punch to the narrative.
I love people. I love to study their eyes, the poses they strike and the interests that they pursue. My years of yoga instruction and massage therapy contribute to my understanding of musculature and movement. My four children and their friends have often been subjects in my art. In my paintings you meet some determined kids actively climbing trees, jumping off docks, flying kites, riding bikes, entreating you with big eyes to come out and play.
In these last several years, I have painted outdoors on a weekly basis. I have had the privilege of recording seasonal changes in landscape colors, foliage, cloud patterns and new animal life. Most recently I am observing and painting ocean waves.
Capturing the dance of light and color in a variety of forms and settings is an artistic delight and privilege to render.