Artist Statement

Life is full of textures and emotions and colors and movement- strings of human experience linking us to each other, to moments behind us, to the Creator. In art and in life, I am mad about texture, a student of emotions, forever fascinated with the colors that mix on my canvas, and entranced by how movement can be frozen in a brush stroke. Working intuitively, my art feels like exploration almost more than creation, as though I am tugging on those strings to see the world each piece wants to become. My hope is that my viewer will feel those strings connecting to her, as well, and allow herself to get caught up in them, as I have.

I am a mixed media artist. I get to delight in the wayward words that show up in the ephemera I use as I cover and uncover them and the textures of the beads, stones, mica, and other materials that drape, glitter, and pull away from the canvas in organic ways.

I enjoy working on small scale pieces, where your eyes are able to see the whole all at once before taking apart the pieces, internalizing the details. Not all of my work is small, but each piece is full of small details, its own little world on a canvas.