I am a representational painter who is interested in the atmospheric qualities of paint. When an edge is lost or found simply through a shift in color, and the colors and layers seem to push and pull against each other, I feel that I have a successful painting. A personal language of marks comes through, as I am painting and having a conversation with the canvas.
My new concentration is on personal space and the relationships between people. A group of people can be close physically but an unconscious awkwardness is evident. A group of people could be close personally and be at a distance, but they always seem to be drawn towards each other. A simple turn of a shoulder or glance can give away their true connection to each other. With the creation of believable space, of atmosphere, my figures become a part of the landscape, bringing the narrative to life with their individual body language.