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If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint. 

- Edward Hopper

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

An abstract painting is my invitation to join a conversation. I am fascinated and inspired by the variety of emotional responses, experiences and interpretations that different people have to the same painting.

 

Simplicity that is endlessly complex intrigues me. I love when the starkness of something very simple captivates and demands attention. Something that seems very straightforward at first glance, but then invites a longer look and, upon further reflection, reveals unexpected details, tension and depth.

 

I seek to balance restraint in my work with a combination of vibrant, bold color, unexpected contrasts and rich textures. My approach is mostly intuitive, letting the paint and tools guide the composition and details as I go. Paint, react, paint…until each piece tells me that it is complete. At its best, my artwork radiates the passion and positivity that I feel while painting.

 

Creating art gives me energy and sharpens my view of the world around me.  Every new piece starts with a chance to broaden my perspective and challenge my assumptions.  My goal is to find the potential in the free flowing stream of ideas I have about how to combine paint onto a canvas with the hope that the result brings joy and delight to the people who see it.

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