Artist Statement

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The majority of my work mirrors the pull between heart and mind. I use marks, color and form to translate emotion into abstract image, hoping to provoke a strong reaction in the viewer. I am led into a painting by curiosity and/or strong feelings about things I care deeply about. Some of these catalysts that propel me to paint are the devastation of our environment, women’s issues, dream images or even a particularly intriguing dream sequence. Before I start a painting, I try to let go of expectations and plans, and allow intuition to guide me

Most of my work is mixed media on paper. “Mixed media” includes acrylics, inks, graphite, conté and oil crayon, watercolor and collage. I also like to make assemblages of found objects in both two- and three-dimensions.

Painting is sacred work for me, but at the same time I try not to take myself too seriously. I love to make things. I am better with my hands than with words.