Member Since: July 2010
Painting for me is an expression. A connection to my life and emotions, both conscious and subconscious. There is seldom a plan as the creative process begins. The subject, medium and technique just emerge. An image from a dream, a detail found that ... more
|Artist Statement:||Painting for me is an expression. A connection to my life and emotions, both conscious and subconscious. There is seldom a plan as the creative process begins. The subject, medium and technique just emerge. An image from a dream, a detail found that is usually missed or under appreciated can surprisingly find its way to the canvas.
Strokes on the usually large canvas are bolder, more gestural, adding an element of the physical to the work. Experimental at first, eventually giving way to a flow of just what feels right. There is one thing, however, that is very consistent: the complexity in my work of layering paint, symbols and mediums. Then adding, scrapping, taking away and covering up until that emotion, that expression finds it's way to the canvas.
As the process nears its end, I begin to feel vulnerable. For it is a part of me, known or unknown, that is now exposed for all to see. Painting for me is a very personal experience.
|Awards & Distinctions:||
Artslant Showcase winner Painting 2011
Artslant Showcase Winner Abstract 2010
Artslant Showcase Winner painting 2010
Hortt Exhibit Ft. Lauderdale Art Museum Peoples Choice Award
Art Florida juried 2009, 2010
Featured in OnView magazine 2010
|Exhibitions:||Franklin Crossing Bend Oregon October 2010
Betty Gray Gallery Solo exhibition Bend, Oregon August-Setember 2010
Pronghorn Bend,Oregon July 2010
Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Fl 2009- current
Art Fusion Gallery MIami, Fl 2008- current
Allisonjeffrey Gallery Charleston S.C. 2010
|Artistic Influences:||I was born to be an artist, both my parents were artists. My father was a very talented painter (fine artist) and a successful commercial artist in Miami Florida.|
|Artist Tags:||music inspired, rhythm , abstract, flux, energy, gestural|