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I use acrylic paint, fabrics, and textural mediums on canvas. By using drawing tools, embroidery, the layering of fabrics and paint, I create a literal representation of multiple spatial fields. The use of line, compression of space, textural surfaces, and color are all signatures the work that I do. I feel that this technique breaks from convention through its unique composition within the confines of a traditional canvas.
My focus for the past 15 years has been creating mixed media acrylic paintings on canvas. These paintings have been included in various juried shows, exhibitions, and private collections. I have had the opportunity to work on a number of commissioned projects as well. Painting has been an outlet for me to explore things in a new light. I can research an idea analytically, and allow my emotional responses to influence the work. I am able to see how human life is reflected in nature and how we are all connected. I hope that my work expresses a compelling view of the things we feel and see in our lives. For me, the joy of making art comes from its ability to continuously evolve.