I consider myself a modern romantic fascinated by every aspect of our botanical universe. I take the fragments of all the visual information that surround me and stitch it together as imagined landscapes, focusing on the ethereal quality of plants, animals and light. My recent work explores the enigmatic aspects of all that’s familiar – a desire to see everyday objects and the mundane as magical. I’m inspired by the work of early surrealist painters, especially Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington. I admire the unexpected and personal twist their unique perspectives brought to painting and try to capture that elusive mystery in my own work.
The value of painting to me is the opportunity to observe intently. I love to use colors that move me emotionally and elevate my mood and that of the viewer.