Painting, printmaking, collage, drawing, all artistic creativity is an exploratory process for me. My artwork is created out of an intuitive response to the materials and my stream of consciousness, Themes surface from personal preoccupations; it might be nature, the urban environment, a vase shape, an emotion, a memory, a beloved poem. I get linear planning out of the way by following loose brushstrokes and let intuition and a love of the materials and colors be the guides. I bring the visions and issues that are imprinted on my mind into the physical world. Abstract painting expresses my inner world yet offers the viewer an open-ended invitation to have their own personal experience with the work.
My recent series of paintings, “California Roaming,” were inspired by my experiences while spending time in natural places in our state.