Artist Statement

 I am a Colored Pencil artist enjoying a medium that can be applied in multiple ways. A finished piece of art can have the appearance of a simple drawing or a transparent watercolor or can be burnished to a painterly effect. My artwork is created in the painterly style distinguished by an intensity of color and cleanly defined lines.

Nature is deeply ingrained in my own sense of being; hence, botanic drawings and landscapes were a natural beginning. As I progress I have gravitated toward more abstract interpretive pieces still motivated by nature, but also influenced by events or emotions and at times social issues.

I feel this new direction into abstract has strengthened my art and given it a sense of purpose. I concentrate on organic shapes and fluid forms which flow about the painting creating a sense of rhythm. Eventually the forms solidify into an idea with the visual and emotional journey expressing my interpretation of the world around me and perhaps providing a metaphorical representation of my thoughts.


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