Artist Statement

 I am a painter of color, painting the world as I see it with a modern palette of high chroma acrylic colors and juxtaposing it with the grayed colors found in nature. I often add bits of collage, oil pastels, gold leaf and occasionally found objects. I concentrate on painting the coastal south in a abstract format.  My interest in organic and animal imagery is present in many of my paintings. I often use washes of color, layering the paint to achieve a richly textured surface.