This year I am exhibiting some brand new abstract mixed media paintings.
I produce contemporary mixed-media paintings, working in an expressive, abstract manner. My pieces are distinctive in their use of layering, bold colors and appealing forms. The first layer I put down is never intended to be the last.
Each piece takes me on a personal journey of discovery. I start with a general concept but work directly with the piece to facilitate the release of its own truth. I enjoy the process of drawing and painting, making marks, putting down new layers over old, leaving pieces of the original layers showing through. The multiple approaches on this path are visible in the final piece, giving it a depth and complexity it would not otherwise have. Much like in our own lives we are the accumulation of the steps we take both right and wrong, it is the journey and the process which creates meaning.
I have exhibited in galleries in the Washington, DC area. My work is in private and public collections. I have a studio at the Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood. I was recently awarded a grant from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County for the second year in a row.