Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
My work is sensual, organic and emotional with images based on nature. Rocks, leaves, seeds, vines and roots float and drift across the canvass in soft ambiguous space. The images of the paintings evoke the power and the receptive of the feminine. The abstract free-floating objects seemingly exist in a world that is almost natural. Colors are rich, vibrant and infused with light. I paint in oils using traditional glazing techniques as well as loose, expressive brushwork. There is softness to the color palette and the interweaving forms. The compositions welcome the viewer in but also push back almost saying wait, not yet. I love to explore various printmaking techniques that I can use to express my imagery in a different way.
I started my formal education at the Art Students League in 1970, continued at SUNY at FIT and completed my teaching degree at SUNY New Paltz in 1990. I taught art in the junior and senior high schools in the Newburgh schools for 23 years.
As an artist, and a teacher I look for the inner essence of creative expression.