Mill Valley, CA
Abstract painting feels free and exhilarating. Also a little terrifying! There are no maps. I also enjoy impressionistic or abstract landscapes and seascapes. Using textures and bold colors to communicate, I am creating a feeling or a mood, sometimes an inner state or the essence of an idea. Sometimes I use a symbol to anchor the painting to something real, but keep the rest of the painting loose and abstract. I often start with a paintbrush but employ dripping, scraping, or pulling. Sometimes I use stencil. I like to work fast-- stream of conscientiousness--resulting in a more confident effect. I use a lot of paint, often using my hands as natural and immediate tools. My Nightscape's Series has become my passion project. Remembering simpler times, the coziness of the old landmark buildings might--I fear--at any moment disappear. I have enjoyed finding hidden gems in pockets of Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Marin to immortalize through paintings and prints.