Artist’s Statement

This series of mixed media paintings was launched during the winter of 2012 and is ongoing.   Some of these works are non-objective abstractions while others reference recognizable forms and places.  I usually begin with  a charcoal drawing.  I further delineate the form and space by gluing in textural elements–bits of textured papers and cloth.  When I begin to paint, I develop my color palette in response to the overall composition.  I am curious about the relationship between surface, form, light, and space in these compositions.  I enjoy being an explorer and responding to the individual requirements of each piece.