Right now I’m most interested in working with the abstract underlying designs beneath the realistic images I paint, and seeing just how far I need to go in order to maintain realism while still leaving something to the imagination. I love pastel because the rich, pure pigments allow vibrations of color and visual mixing impossible to capture in any other medium.
I find the sea to be both a natural expression of human emotions and a source of healing. Sea meets shore in a clash of opposites--motion and stillness, wet and dry, warm and cool--and also a place of light, life, and turning tides. Constant change in light, tides, winds, and the rhythm of the seasons also promise the infinite. Nature’s beauty and our connection to it inspire my painting, and the sea most of all continues to draw me. Years spent bodysurfing on vacations help inform the motion in my seascapes, and I'm still known to get in and get to know those waves again whenever I can.