Art is a journey. My journey began with the love of Color. This passion was ignited upon discovering the medium of pastels. The vibrant, high chroma pigments and gorgeous, nuanced neutrals offer a fantastic opportunity for painterly expression.
Having worked with Oil Paints, I could translate many of the same techniques to pastels, including underpainting, layering, and glazing. Using pastels ranging from very hard to very soft creates a limitless medium.
I enjoy working in both the non-representational realm and occasionally in realism. The process for each is the same in that I am usually inspired to create a group of paintings based on what inspires me at the time. It can be something simple such as a particular shape, contour, or line that I see in nature or everyday items. The old masters’ paintings also inspire me, even for non-representational works. I also enjoy creating emotional narratives and pairing them with limited color palettes.
I am intrigued by bringing these ideas to the substrate and working within its borders. Living within those borders and creating new views and perspectives is very fulfilling.
Looking for Original Paintings?
Send us a message and I will email the originals I have available for purchase.