The most fascinating thing about being an artist is the reaction of people to my work. Art is a form of communicating that transcends language and cultural barriers. It connects us in a special way. Each individual has such a unique interpretation. I'm often shown perspectives in my paintings that I had not noticed. The process of creating designs, expressing energy and the reactions from those who view my work is an enriching experience for me.
Painting bold energetic acrylic abstracts, harmony and motion are strong influences to my compositions. My inspiration comes from the many countries and cultures I have experienced. The reflection of light dancing in the water, beautiful skies, deep rich colors of flowers and the organic patterns found in nature guide the framework of my painting.
My formal training was at the University of Georgia with continued classes and work shown at South Shore Art Center, Duxbury Art Center, North River Art Center, Cape Cod Art Association, Plymouth Guild Russell Gallery and Pacific Art League and Palo Alto Art Center.
Currently living in Palo Alto, I moved to the bay area from New England and enjoy being surrounded by the amazing West Coast environment that continues to inspire my work.