Independent Kentucky artist creating abstract paintings that embrace movement, texture, light, and minimalism.
I find my inspiration in materials. The mediums and means of making. I am also hopelessly in love with the shapes, textures, and glaze techniques of Japanese pottery, and try to emulate those characteristics in my paintings. My preferred color palettes are typically neutral, and are intended to enhance but never compete with the composition of a piece. My hope is to elicit a desire to look closer, or even touch the the work, in an attempt to discern its details. That the beauty is not in the boldness of the piece, but in the subtle beauty of its character.
My works are now primarily in acrylic, although I am continually experimenting with new processes and materials to enhance my artistic practice. I consider all my creative endeavors to be adventures in discovery; to find new ways to look at traditional practices. Experiments to push my own knowledge of materials and tools. I am self taught, and a life-long student of this wonderful world of making.