I am a painter whose work reflects a love of and training in sculpture and metalwork. Much of my abstract work focuses on creating two-dimensional wall pieces that have a three-dimensional feeling. To that end, I may manipulate textures, shapes, and colors by enhancing them with materials such as hand-painted papers, sand, or foils, or I may apply liquid acrylics to textured supports or raw canvas. My landscapes (a more recent endeavor) tend to be somewhat more realistic in subject, although not necessarily in palette.
I see art as a way to express ideas, moods, and feelings in a visual and often tactile manner. Some of my paintings are whimsical; others elicit deeper contemplation. I welcome visitors to my studio and am happy to explain my creative process (to the extent that I understand it myself).