shop in red
acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
Painting is my emotional response to color, light, and human experience. I am examining my own sensory and perceptual influences, and my interpretation becomes my visual expression.
A womans beauty, both interior and exterior, and the gesture of her spirit are very important to me in my work. They are vulnerable, approachable, strong and resilient, holding secrets, hopes and fears. Currently, I am drawn to images of women and fashion in the 50s and 60 -- love that retro vibe.
My use of vibrant color conveys light and shadows. The subject matter portrays conventional domesticity to edgy, provocative images. My figurative work is a combination of impressionism, realism and abstract expressionism. Using figurative narratives to examine social intimacy, emotion, isolation, and identity.
My work usually starts with people and faces that persist in my mind until I portray them on canvas. Once I begin painting, I am free to create a story behind my subject. For me, the "story" is told with gesture and expression. It is not an elaborate story and I am not going to share it. The viewer would be influenced and I prefer you to see and feel it for yourself.