From my perspective
By creating two-dimensional images, I endeavor to speak to the vision of the observer with a fresh perspective; an interpretation of the world different from that which most people see.
I began studying ways to express these beautiful, profound and sometimes disturbing images while studying at the University of Cincinnati, DAAP as an adult student and subsequently opened my first professional studio in The Pendleton Building in Cincinnati in 1988.
Influences of my Midwestern roots and studies at the University of Cincinnati, DAAP fine arts program are clearly a legacy found in many of my paintings. However, upon moving to Dallas in 1998, my work experienced a decided shift in color pallet and theme. Additionally, travel throughout my life, following that ever-fascinating “road less traveled” in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America, as well as, many other parts of the world has provided experiences and access to greatest artworks. My artistic efforts are a part of my experiences in these travels and are an attempt to represent natural elements graphically depicted in high color contrast and rich lighting effects. Contemporary floral images to abstract landscapes and representational images with a contemporary approach are all embodied in my offerings as a fine artist and student of nature.
After a recent accident, I felt a draw to express in figurative oils the quiet composure of healing; hiding the pain in an effort to find peace in the moment. My first efforts are my interpretations of Frida Kahlo. I found these images encouraging for my own healing process.
Inspiration surrounds me from the pristine nature preserve adjacent to my studio to the vibrant, eclectic character that is Austin. My chosen medium is oil, acrylic, and mixed media.
Current and past representation includes Austin Art and Frame, Davis and Company Fine Art, Gallery by Jeanna Marino, Creekside Gallery, Real Gallery and Art Design Consultants (ADC). Additionally, my art is included in numerous private and corporate collections.