Life is about growing. Each experience, situation, and phase of life offers a unique opportunity to reach our highest potential, turn towards our passions and discover what we can do to be better humans. How can we strive to be the best people we can be no matter our age, background and life experiences?
As I move and mix paint to add complexity and layers to my art, I am reminded of the complexity and layering we add to ourselves as we experience life. The process of accepting imperfections and embracing the unique is key in life and in art. Through my work, I attempt to illustrate and document this beautiful process.
I like to begin my paintings with an under-painting that include drips and many colors. This frees me to look for spontaneous shapes and color combinations that inspire and “talk” to me as I develop them into a finished painting. I let the under layers I am proud of shine through and add complementing layers and detail until I feel it is the best it can be.