My desire to paint began when I noticed that I reacted emotionally to certain works of art, especially oil paintings. As I spent more and more time at galleries, fairs and museums, I felt that I had to begin painting myself.
I draw my ideas from sketches, a library of images and my imagination. My sensibility is to use primary colors and basic, strong shapes. But enlivened by the introduction of jazz-inspired visual riffs, using distortion and juxtaposition of symbols and references to tell a story. I grace my canvases with whimsical elements that will reward the viewer who will put themself into the scene. The endeavor is to weave a fun new form of reality, yet with a tip of the hat to the legacy of other artists, past and contemporary. The journey has been deeply rewarding as well as fun and I am enthusiastic to keep learning, discovering and creating. I hope that you enjoy the ride with me.