Internal Journeys; Papers Well Traveled

I embrace the abstract expressionistic genre, while drawing inspiration from the Dutch Masters, Brahm van Velde, The New York School, and all of the “isms”. This work is best expressed with mixed media, on canvas, paper and board, in both small and large formats. For me, making art is about my experiences as they build up through histories, layer upon layer at a time; informed by the places to which I have traveled and lived. As I create each new work it takes on a life of its own, as if it feeds off of my previous paintings. The process is a constant dialogue that develops between the painting and me. I turn the canvas/paper in all directions to make sure the energy has evolved from all sides. For me a good abstract work of art, is successful in all directions. My mantra is,"The work comes from the work". My desire is to engage the viewer as an active participant. I do not title my art. I never want to trap the viewer into only my thoughts. In thinking and working abstractly, I am driven by the opportunity of sharing my celebration of life with others.
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018 to Saturday, February 17, 2018

Untitled 48

Untitled 48, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36"

Untitled 49

Untitled 49, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36"

Untitled 50

Untitled 50, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36"

Untitled 51

Untitled 51, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36"

Untitled 52

Untitled 52, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36"

Untitled 53

Untitled 53, 2017, mixed media on paper, 60 x 48"

Untitled 54

Untitled 54, 2017, mixed media on paper, p.s. 50 x 38" / f.s. 57 x 45 1/2"

Untitled 55

Untitled 55, 2017, mixed media on paper, p.s. 50 x 38" / f.s. 57 x 45 1/2"

Untitled 56

Untitled 56, 2017, mixed media on paper, p.s. 50 x 38" / f.s. 57 x 45 1/2"

Untitled 57

Untitled 57, 2017, mixed media on billboard vinyl, 61 x 48"

Untitled 58

Untitled 58, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 40 x 30"

Untitled 59

Untitled 59, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 30"

Untitled 60

Untitled 60, 2017, mixed media on paper, p.s. 30 x 22" / f.s. 37 x 29 1/2"

Untitled 61

Untitled 61, 2017, mixed media on paper, p.s. 30 x 22" / f.s. 37 x 29 1/2"

Untitled 62

Untitled 62, 2017, mixed media on paper, p.s. 30 x 22" / f.s. 37 x 29 1/2"

Untitled 63

Untitled 63, 2017, mixed media on paper, p.s. 30 x 22" / f.s. 37 x 29 1/2"

Untitled 64

Untitled 64, 2017, mixed media on board, 36 x 48"