My art is a response to my surroundings and a visual record of my thoughts. Until this semester I have considered myself a landscape artist. I relate to nature and organic forms and am drawn to bright fresh colors and color combinations. I am inspired by artists such as Vlamnick, Kandinsky and Pontormo. I am overwhelmed by their daring use of color and seek their visual advice often. I enjoy combinations of mountainous forms highlighted with bursts of unexpected color.
I recently developed an interest in the shapes of shadows and it has grown as I have had a chance to explore them. I use thin layers of paint to build a surface that has depth with variations in color that create its own fictional habitat. Each layer is a solution and in the end I try to find a harmony between shapes and colors.
My recent art although incredibly different from the work of my past is influenced by my memories in the present. I have developed my visual vocabulary through traveling and hold a special gratitude to my travels and experiences in Italy. My art comes from a mind that dares to search for what may not actually exist with the enthusiasm and curiosity of a child.