My realism revels in the tiny nuances that make our visual world so breathtaking – capturing those single moments of amazement and beauty that spark joy within us. My paintings intensify those stunning details, reflections and transparencies that are found in crystal and silver, and contrast with natural patterns and textures of fruit and florals. By enlarging the subjects, I hope to make it impossible to miss these moments of awe and joy.
Color. Mood. Beauty. These are the forces that motivate me to create. While my subjects and media may vary, the common threads are the beauty of nature and the vibrancy of color. I draw inspiration from my travels, whether across the globe or around the neighborhood, and seek to represent empowering moments of beauty.
My paintings are a translation of memory reflecting a time, place and imaginative interpretation. The image can be a recollection from my childhood or what I noticed at a stop sign yesterday. I layer my work with a palette of bright pinks, blues, purples and orange to compose the foundation of my paintings with circles, stripes, and a leaf-like shape over initial jewel-tone glazes. Living in California, I am constantly inspired by the bright sunlight, the ever-changing landscape, and year-round bold flowers whose colors inform my brightest paintings.
I am drawn to the energy around me and from within my subjects I paint. Through minimalist compositions and sweeping paint strokes, I expose the vulnerable, spirited, and strong. My art captures the confidence of a sitting figure, the turbulence of a city crowd, and the passion of the inner self. Today, I find inspiration from life experiences and the incredible people that cross my path.