"Intense, swift strokes
of strong dark colors and textures with quick motion and layering of
paint are the core of my work. Inspired by the feelings of motion and
emotion, my hand paints what I feel and incorporates the imbalance in
shapes and color I see in life and people. My oils on canvas and acrylic
on board paintings, influenced by Max Beckmanís bold black outlines and
Edvard Munchís intense emotions, translate the true depth of my feelings
about contemporary issues.
The viewer may recognize in themselves the emotions that the people on
the canvas are experiencing, whether it be anger, stress, helplessness,
or even joy. The faces of these people show the emotions brought on by
events the viewer can not see, but can imagine, depending on their own
The strong, bold dark colors with small specks of light colors
throughout my paintings, lets you know that there is always a reason for
hope, in our everyday lives.
People always ask me where my inspiration is from, I think it is because
when they know me I am happy and bubbly, one expects my work to reflect
that. I take my experiences from life and put them on canvas. I pick up
a brush and paint from my imagination. If you look at my works you
always see two things. One is the people in my painting are always
looking out at you.....And you never know what they are
thinking......you know they look angry, sad, or even relieved that
everything will be fine. You as the observer have a chance to decide
what is really happening in these paintings."