My artwork is about being free to experience life! I paint with bold colors and expressive brushstrokes because life is too short to hold back. When I look at flowers or a landscape, I see a miraculous display of color and movement unfolding before my eyes. To capture that feeling of wonder, I exaggerate color, contrast and shape. Layers of acrylic wash and splashing paint create the sense of spontaneous joy I feel when observing nature. Every brushstroke reflects the freedom to express what is moving me.
Poppies are featured in many of my paintings, symbolizing resilience and rebirth. They are my favorite flower, and when they bloom each summer, they are so stunning! I am amazed by how something so beautiful and fragile can be so resilient. It is this combination of fragility and strength that inspires me to paint them again and again.