Artist Statement

My work is about a felt expression of energy. The work on this website explores what that means in acrylics and in oil pastels. I make marks, I layer paint or oil pastel, I let the medium take me where it wants to go. Trying to make sense of color, I mix them to create muted color, pay attention to value, and surprise myself with their juxtapositions.

I often feel completely lost about how to paint and where a painting is going. That is part of my process.

Influences on my work include Joan Mitchell, Amy Sillman, and Thomas Noskowski.