I’m not particularly outgoing; I’m not very loud. My paintings are in many ways everything I’m not. My work is inspired by the desire to share thoughts, feelings and emotions. I communicate my thoughts through a frenzy of thick and thin layers of paint to create stories of movement and ideas.
In my oil paintings and collage work, I combine fast layers of expressive brush strokes with carefully thought out graphic lines and geometric patterns that overlap, interact and play with organic abstractions. This brings together the past and the present—connecting past ideas from the Abstract Expressionist movement with more contemporary concepts of textile patterns and graphic design. My process involves numerous layers where I paint, tape, and then paint some more. Sometimes the process feels frantic, at other times I feel meditative and at ease. Ultimately, I’m seeking balance between controlled and spontaneous movements.