I have worked in many mediums, from oils, acrylic, encaustic, pastel, watercolor and mixed media as well as a wide range of drawing tools and surfaces. I love the exploration of each one and the possibilities that each provide. In some of my earlier works I set out to explore with a layering process that buries or covers over what came before. Trying to obtain a feeling of transparency and history of each mark or layer. The content of most of the work is about a narrative. A narrative that comes from a personal history that I explore and redefine as I move onto the next body of work.
My most current pieces are dependent on a horizontal framework, objects of nature, and the use of metaphor, where I begin to interpret the idea of landscape. I want to create beyond ones idea of landscape. A landscape of interaction between objects, shape and surface that create and support the content of the piece. The current paintings center around a bee’s wing imagery that sits in an environment of other shapes and symbols. This image has become a powerful metaphor of strength and venerability at the same time.
The work always begins with a personal history that evolves into a broader concept that can create a social, political or environmental statement.