Art is my calling and it helps to define my purpose in life. I prefer working with a mix of media by combining any of the following: acrylic, oil, oil pastel, impasto paste, ink, soft pastel, pen and ink, watercolor, and gouache. I love the feeling of freedom derived from choosing the perfect combination to best express my feelings about my subject.
I create vibrant images that incorporate the colors and forms of nature. My art has been influenced by the works of Van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin and others in the Fauve and Post Impressionist movements. Their bold use of color and brushstrokes truly inspire my method of painting. I use large brush strokes in strong hues and tones to express my feelings.
My current work, a series, Radiance, has a spiritual resonance with me. The light and warmth of nature’s radiance sustains us and brings us joy and hope. Its energy feeds us peace and enlightenment throughout our life’s journey. In my tribute to our sun, I have expressed the joy, brightness, and warmth of the sun’s radiance to touch and uplift; to radiate energy and exuberance.