When you buy something from an artist
You're buying more than an object. You're buying hundreds of hours of errors and experimentation.
You're buying years of frustration and moments of pure joy.
You're not buying just one thing, you are buying a piece of a heart,
a piece of soul...
a small piece of someone else's life.
I am a seeker
of that which is beyond the obvious; the deeper psyche, the mystical reality of who I am in each seemingly ordinary moment.
My art process has me always surrounded by several works-in-progress at a time, like the several children that I have always had around me. They are each created with a vision of beauty, compassion and depth, and each develops in its own unique way. A lot of my time is spent staring at my images, and working on this one and that one, through stages of birth, struggle, and finishing each with joyous resolution.
I paint because it heals me. I can feel my own essence and express myself. I love the feeling language in the colors, shapes and textures of abstract art. Yet I want more. I believe I can connect with my audience and myself more deeply using the language of the human face and figure. Body language is something we all innately understand and the gesture says so much. I am fascinated by the geometry of mandalas and how interesting the figure can be as a design element repeated in the circular format. I paint, sculpt, print and design the figure into themes of nature spirits, goddesses, angels and lovers. They are all self-portraits of facets of my own inner spirit.