I consider my art to be experiential, it seems that whatever I am reading about or experiencing in life manifests itself in my work. Music is one of those experiences and plays a big part in the making of my art. Emotion and drama come naturally to me. As I start by contemplating an experience so the act of painting itself becomes an experience, in all of its stages. One is of the relationship between the materials that I am using and myself as a painter. I use the abstractionist’s process-driven approach to painting while listening to the unconscious.
Colors are chosen to compete or to harmonize. Forms are founded according to balance or to divide a space within a composition. Saturation of color is enhanced or diminished with the desire for luminosity. Dominant colors used for their emotive effects, or they might be used symbolically, Build up of texture and line is accomplished by layering, much like I view life to be.
Having grown up with artist parents, my mother a potter and my father a sculptor, I was accustomed to art in my daily life. Being surrounded by creativity, it came as no surprise when I chose to continue my life in the arts. After achieving a BFA in the early 70’s, studying all the visual arts, I attended RISD and the Boston Museum School as well as receiving private instruction in abstract painting with artists such as Victor Lara, Lenny Long, and Katherine Porter–all pure abstractionists. My multi-faceted career as an artist, educator, and photographer has spanned more than 30 years, exhibiting abstract paintings throughout New England and New York since 1993.