Artist Statement







 

 

 

My abstract work has focused on Excavations and Habitats...inspiration from my childhood desire to be an archaeologist and my adult dreamlife.  The process is intuitive and fluid...the paintings slowly evolved  into the narrative I hope to share with the viewer.

 

 

My goal with landscape paintings is to express emotion in its most accessible forms, light, shadow, shapes and color. As a native of the Northwest and gifted with a photographer husband, many of my landscapes are inspired by trips around Puget Sound and Eastern Washington.

 

 

 

Recently I was scrounging (as artists often do) in a Recycle building material site and came across a bin of old wooden Foundry Molds used in manufacturing.  The unique yet functional shapes and wood that showed the wear and tear of something ‘used well’ inspired me to paint more realistic subjects…These small pieces of art are first cleaned, then painted in oil and fused with Encaustic Wax .  An ancient process used by the Egyptians for Fayum Masks. The process both protects the painting and infuses it with a depth of surface that I love.

 

I always want my journey as a painter to be visible to the viewer, I paint hours each day…some work’ makes it out of the studio alive and those are the ones that you are able to see on my website in Galleries and Exhibitions.