My goal as a painter is to create visual images that communicate the mystery and transient beauty of our planet. I rely on visual memory, dreams, and feelings for these images of landscape, and natural organic form. These images are based in “reality” but are imaginary to the degree that I only seek to capture a feeling about the subject whether it is still life or landscape, and communicate it to the viewer. My work is representational to the degree that it is based on nature. I paint what I feel about what I see with color and texture as main design elements.
My current work in acrylics, and oils has opened new doors of exploration and expanse into abstraction based on organic and natural form. These abstractions are visual reflections of earth forms, ocean motifs, and organic still life and are intended as a visual comfort zone where the viewer can find solace in organic shape and form, as well as rich, contrasting hues, and tantalizing texture.
Each piece in my Agave Series, Sacred Earth Series, Texas Hill Country Series and on going Aspen Series is an exploration of medium as well as design elements and principles, and abstraction of natural form which often take on the appearance of landscape within the frame of still life. My viewpoint is very personal, engaging the viewer on an intimate level with the subject, inviting the viewer to see the natural world that surrounds us with quiet beauty.