MEET THE ARTIST
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Guided by intuition, I create art that is about expression, joy and movement. Abstraction allows me to respond to my internal world of feeling. I am drawn to the freedom and the challenges inherent in painting that is not based in reality but in imagination. Painting in the moment, I yield to the process to unearth the painting's potential. Then I step back to evaluate the formal concerns of line, color, shape and composition to influence my next move. The resulting visual dance creates many layers of paint over line and texture leaving intriguing traces of what came before. Lately my work has been leaning towards landscape, not literally, but as an experience of nature. Rather than recording a scene, I express the essence of nature, capturing some fragment of the land’s power - a sense of place or weather, the hint of a horizon or the rhythmic movement of rolling vistas. These compositions lead the viewer to go beyond reality and wander into a magical land.