I have been passionate about art since I was in elementary school. My early work was realistic and I illustrated a number of children's books produced by Simon & Schuster.
I began doing abstract painting as a way to reduce my focus on details and see more of the whole as the painting developed.Sometimes the pictures are related to an emotion or thought and represent the struggle of an internal dialogue. Other times it is just the joy of moving paint over the canvas. The most challenging part is coming back to the painting the next day after the initial strokes have dried. When the artwork is completed I can look at my journey and remember the sometimes complicated path to the end result.
My current work is about the tension and balance between line and form. Often there are several layers of paint with the beginning brush strokes still visible in some areas. The ongoing dialogue takes place between the canvas and myself. As I try to create balance I also push against it by wanting to break into the shapes and disrupt the line. As in childhood, structure interferes with being playful but brings balance to the painting. The end result is a layered surface with it's own story to tell.