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My work explores how change leads to transformation—the transformation of surfaces, of images, of colors. I do not adhere to “rigid rules or goals.”  Instead, through practice and process, I am able to intuit and move paintings to the “next level of complexity.”  Each piece is multi-layered and abstract; each has unimpeded areas of original color, shape or line, and areas that have been obliterated or changed by layers of transparent color or pattern. This process is repeated over and over again until the painting has been transformed into a finished piece.

 

I did not take up a brush, charcoal, or even a pastel stick until after a career in law and an abandoned attempt to become a holistic counselor. It was my frustration with not being able to draw the images I was working with during depth-psychology and expressive arts practice that encouraged me to study painting and drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design. My work flows from my  belief that everything is connected with, and sustained by, an energetic and creative life force.