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Artist Statement

I paint predominantly from memory and my own photographs. My recollection and feelings of the moment intermingle to create a piece that is both a realistic representation and a memory.

Light, wind and movement are dominant elements of many of my pieces. Seeing the familiar from new or multiple perspectives give a more complete picture of a world we think we know; the well-known suddenly becomes unfamiliar; we understand a subtlety we never new existed; or we see the world through someone else’s eyes.

Rushing from one thing to the next, we often miss the accidental, serendipitous beauty that exists all around us. Most of it, like the angelic backlighting of a street corner bus stop or the reflection of a figure in wet sand, is transitory— a slight shift in the sunlight or the measured drying of the sand and the moment is lost. I seek out those moments, and hope that others will discover the excitement of them as well.

Artist Statement