I consider my artwork to be expressionist, with a tendency towards abstraction. Inspiration for much of my artwork comes from the wonder of the outdoors, familiar scenery from my childhood on a small Missouri farm and the many beautiful bodies of water in Michigan and Virginia where I have also lived.
My preferred art media are watercolor, mixed media and acrylic, depending on what best suits my subject matter. My technique in painting is similar to that of a sculptor and, through my artwork, I always try to tell a story. Many of the pieces in the upcoming Imaginings exhibit at Gallery 21 on July 27, 2019 are from my portrait of femininity series, which include the blossoming of flora, and were created while listening to the music of Leonard Cohen.
My art is influenced by several contemporary visual artists. These include 20th Century sculptor, Henry Moore; Russian painter, Vladimir Volegov; local painter, Thomas McLauchlin of Chesapeake, VA; and Ann Meade, DA, multimedia artist whom I was fortunate to have studied under. My goal is to continue creating passionate artwork, as it adds meaning, nourishment, and significant happiness to my life.
“Art is a line around your thoughts.”
- Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918, Austrian Painter