Art that expresses feelings that words cannot explain
Like many, I have lived through times of extreme joy and heartbreaking sadness—sometimes inexplicably at the same time. Only through painting and photography can I process and express the simultaneous range of feelings that words cannot explain. Organic shapes and textures lure me into subjects that often combine conflicting emotions like joy and sadness, or confusion and stability. It's the space between opposite emotions that captures my interest. Through my art, I want to create a walkway into a transcendent place where easily defined emotions don't apply. This is the essence of my personal style.
I left Chicago in 1987 and began my professional life as a writer. I took my first photography class in 1989 and fell in love with the art of the photo. In 1993, I began taking drawing and painting classes and workshops from a number of Colorado and Wyoming artists. I started painting with pastels but over the past five years have painted almost exclusively with inks. I think my foray into ink painting is an extension of my love of photography and the printing process.
Inspiration surrounds my home in Colorado, but I also travel to faraway places—always searching for new ways to express complex emotions.