I am a process painter. I paint to make emotion tangible, with intuition as my guide. I paint slowly, often in a nearly meditative state. Time is required for me to connect to emotion and to translate it through paint. Layer upon layer, emotion emerges. My work evolves as my life evolves.
The surface texture has often been important as I paint to make emotion visible. Recently, I have found that thin glazed layering of color more speciﬁcally conveys painful emotion. I also explore the space emotion inhabits, and am interested in the push and pull of tension in that space.
Color and form subtly emerge (and often change dramatically as each picture evolves) to communicate both emotion and the sense of space I perceive when I connect to my emotions.
When viewers look slowly and closely at the paintings, I believe they are best able to feel an emotion and perceive space. Their slow looking mirrors my slow painting.