My art gives form to the vibrations, rhythms, patterns, and colors of nature, filtered through the perceptual substrate that structures our vision and consciousness. Dynamical geometry and processional energetic systems find their way into my work. I am uncovering invisible structures, energy pathways, and building rhythmic relationships of repetitive markings that partake in a discourse with each other. We feel the unseen world all the time, and operate within it, but rarely is it given a voice or image, and that is what I feel drawn to do.
My work stands firmly within the modern western movement into abstraction in art that commenced at the beginning of the nineteenth century in Russia, and which has been unraveling ever since with many variations on the theme of nonobjective art. The object has become the work itself, the materials, the elements of composition, and references to “other dimensions”. Depiction of energy is not uncommon, to wit the Italian Futurists and their obsession with speed. Among my painting influences have been Seurat, Mondrian, Klee, Kandinsky, Mark Tobey and Agnes Martin.
Working with a broad range of materials, watercolor papers, canvas, wood panels, acrylic, latex and oil paints, inks, watercolors, colored pencil, oil pastels, and cold wax, I seek to utilize whatever best speaks to the process of realization through mark making.
Art has imbued my entire life, including my degrees in Studio Art from University of California, Berkeley, and Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Traveling, living and working throughout the world, including New York City, exposed me to art, architecture, landscape design, standards of excellence and cultural aesthetic sensitivity. Paintings of mine have been exhibited around the United States. Collectors of my work throughout the country resonate with the realms of underlying energies that my work gives presence.