Artist Statement

I express my artistic vision through abstract mixed-media landscapes.  As a self-taught artist with a degree in biology, I am intrigued and inspired by the natural environment.  My intent is to provide the viewer with a sense of the symbiotic relationship between primeval

elements - stone, soil, water and sky - and the life these elements nurture.

My canvases are noted for their rich textures and intense color, from bold and vibrant to quiet and subdued. In addition to acrylic paint, I use sculpting paste, along with layers of torn or cut handmade paper and recycled magazine paper. To add additional depth, portions of some layers are scrubbed or scraped off. Paint is applied with brushes, palette knives and my hands.