ARTIST’S STATEMENT 2018
I feel fortunate to be an artist with an inner dialogue, an inner life, who draws a lot. My paintings come from emotional responses to world events, to technology, to artwork I see, to personal experiences, to friends, to trees, to weather. The subject is always an individual person. I make art from a personal and emotional place. Most recently my images include a cell phone, computer, airplane or drone.
Drawing from a live model, a snapshot, or a memory, I begin a painting. Making a painting is a search for the unifying thread or flow through paint of the three dimensional image on a flat surface. I use images of women who I draw from life. So the "life force" of the painting is that of the model. The physical “pose” of the figure generates the composition. An angle of an arm, a turning of a head, begins the rhythmic application of color. Once begun, the painting has a life of its own and can change quite a bit. The process of painting reveals the unified rhythm or flow of the piece and it is always new to me at its completion.