“Stop trying so hard. Let go. Be yourself. Do what feels good.” The frustration of trying to be what I thought was expected of me finally gave way to the mature, free spirit that’s within. Stop trying to please others. Please yourself. Enjoy the process. Don’t we all enjoy a good scribble once in a while?
My work is my interpretation of what’s around me. Be it people, landscape, or complex emotion, expressed with freedom and sensitivity, it is what it is. I choose not to compete with mother nature, the artist of all artists. My own reaction to her art is all I can offer.
It begins with little or no preconceived expectation of the destination. My journey is bliss. The outcome is reward. Whatever it is, it’s about mood, expression, and observation. I see motion in the static, expression in the mute, and attitude in the demure.
I use the materials at hand. Often acrylic or water color, collage, pencil and pastel, glass and found objects are used to create textures and movement that generate depth and complexity. I hope the viewer can glimpse into my journey and enjoy it as I have and appreciate the beauty that exists everywhere, if we choose to experience it.