My work is contemporary, expressionist, layered, a bit mysterious. The look of the ‘artist’s hand’ is apparent with the use of acrylics, collage, and various media and mediums and tools to create depth, texture, and random surprises.
Being a ‘process’ painter, I find the work can take on a life of its own evoking a feeling, a place in time, or special connections in an unassuming way.
Ultimately it is more about the viewer’s personal interpretation than my own vision. My hope is that the work inspires and resonates with others so that it becomes part of their own story.
My life is one big soundtrack. My ability to recall just about anything revolves around what songs were playing or were popular at that time. It’s no wonder that much of my work is directly inspired by music.
The Beatles song “Fool on the Hill” got stuck in my head one day feeding the inspiration for these landscapes. The titles are derived from lyrics in the song.
After having so much fun with the "Fool on the Hill" landscapes, I decided to try some seascapes. I mixed colors and mono printed stacks of paper just for this project. It was after they were done that the tune "Beyond the Sea" seemed apropos for the theme. Titles are the song lyrics as well - except 'Adrift' because that just seemed to fit the piece.