Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

I’ve never been interested in creating realistic landscapes-I prefer the emotional landscape that dematerializes and never truly disintegrates. It still reads as a place through which I enter and wander.

By spending time alone, I allow images and people to appear in my head.   Several different paintings are created at once, resulting in various “stations” around my studio. My work draws from old masters reflecting  ten years of my life spent in Europe, as seen through American eyes.

Painting on wood feels like painting on flat trees; such is the connection that I have with my materials.  Moving through thick and thin oil paint, I create stories which center around a turning point, a point of change where one can go either way: where enlightenment is waiting.

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