Photo by Russell Dian

My art is an integral part of who I am and conversely as I grow and evolve, this naturally affects my art.

This expansion within myself has brought me to a point where connection is what I seek and what drives me. And since my art is both a part of me as well as the embodiment of where I am, I happily and generously share it with the world. With it, I offer what moves me and what I find beautiful. I paint primarily figures, fruits, and flowers in oil.

I am drawn to honesty, the purity that exists in the world; innocent, familiar gestures, emotions, moods or personalities, luscious, ripe, imperfect fruit, the graceful or even awkward reaching and bowing of flowers or trees, a supple curve, an evocative color moment, a line, a shape, a space, light. These things turn my head and compel me to extract and then offer their core beauty.

As much is said with my color fluency, varied lines or deliberate form as with the empty, untouched spaces or abstracted moments. Creating art brings me joy which no matter how I might be feeling, inevitably ends up reflecting that joy.

I am shaped by my art and through it, I am able to express myself and connect with the world wholeheartedly.