"My wing has mended, my heart is healed, and now its time for me to fly."

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The desire to paint and sculpt stems from a basic need to sooth my spirit, and a deep desire to document my existence.  My life is a web of experiences interwoven with relationships, animals, the environment, and nature.  These fundamental factors are my driving force in my artistic journey.  Exploring themes encompassing organic elements, my surroundings, and animals are an instinctual essence of my work.

 

My inspiration comes from components found in nature, cave paintings, my travels, walks in the woods, and observing animal behavior. I am most interested in how the various pieces of flora grow effortlessly together creating patterns of absolute perfection, and the honesty demonstrated by fauna resulting in a powerful effect to be more truthful in my life and work.  

 

Horses and other animals in their natural surroundings provide a wonderful framework of exploration. Employing texture, and many layers of subtle color, and at times adding organic media including bones, hoof trimmings, horse hair and feathers, I attempt to recreate nature's subtle patterns with the goal of creating harmony with the everyday, and universal aspects of life.  Thus far, I have observed 10 essential elements in nature.  These elements are now rooted in my daily routine, and in my work.  In simple words they can be described as EARTHY, ROUGH, TEXTURED, SMOOTH, POLISHED, IRREGULAR, DEEP, SENSUAL, UNPRETENTIOUS, and SIMPLE. Everything I do, and all I paint has its basis in one or more of these descriptors.  Everything I live for is anchored by peace and harmony in life, with nature.



Je n’invente rien, je redécouvre.
— AUGUSTE RODIN

ARTISTS I ADMIRE...

Susan Rothenberg, Eva Hess, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, Richard Serra, Ann Hamilton, Phoebe Washburn, Andy Goldsworthy, Christo, Richard Rauschenberg, Diana Al-Hadid, Auguste Rodin, Tracey Emin, Egon Schiele, Harmony Hammond, Lucien Freud, Ashley Collins, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith.........

 

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