I am a native Hoosier and I reside in Avon, Indiana where I maintain a studio in my home. I have been painting for over twenty years. My paintings have been exhibited and sold in galleries in the US.In my painting, I work in the medium of watercolor, mixed media and acrylics. Most of my art works tend to be abstract or semi-abstract. I love color and texture, unusual techniques, and in a unique style. I enjoy abstract art which gives me great freedom in expression and fun. When I see something emerge, it is so exciting to be making those shapes and marks that provide the energy for painting.
I have a strong affinity for the non-objective works of art. My inspiration comes to me in many ways. It could be a beautiful piece of cloth or observing a wonderful piece of art. I like to paint with colors that I love and with line and textures that help bring about my finished works of art. Teaching and sharing my discoveries has been a step further in my search for artistic expression and has been an added bonus in my creative adventure.
My abstract paintings usually start with a visual mood then evolve into compositions in which color is the primary subject. To me, art is a synthesis of my personal feelings, moods or colors that inspire me. Many times my colors are neutral in tone and serenity and simplicity are my primary goals. In my work, I concentrate on value and texture and make sure they are right. I usually work on several paintings concurrently thereby allowing me to keep a fresh eye on each painting as they progress to the final brush strokes. I am continually fascinated with the magic that happens when colors hit the wet paper. I allow the wet pigments to develop on the paper before analyzing the pathway into which I am being led. For me each painting contains mystery. Painting in this manner has allowed my artistic journey to be one in which my enthusiastic painting has evolved.