I’m an Abstract Expressionist first and a storyteller second. Color, texture and pattern are the elements of my work. My images are created on acrylic painted board or paper with a collage of papers, photos, found objects, ink, whatever has my creativity going at that moment. So much is driven by a love of materials and great papers.
I’m frequently asked, “What is it?” or “What does it mean?”. I usually explain my inspiration: the play between two colors, a fascinating pattern on a truly exquisite piece of rice paper, an image caught out of the corner of my eye, something born of experimentation or accident. Sometimes it’s profound. Other times it’s just a lark. Generally I’m more concerned with the juxtaposition between the elements of color, shape and texture than whatever esoteric significance might be derived. I love when people walk up to a piece and draw their own meaning from my work. To some, it is very literal –an object, a feeling. But others see a whole universe of emotions. They describe an entire scenario that has meaning and validity to them. That fascinates me. Those people should be taking that work home because they have found something that speaks to them.