I have always been fascinated with color. How they mix, intertwine, complement- or not. When I was young it was an intuition; an inexplicable understanding, yet the curiosity of 'why?' always followed.
The 'why' as I called it, lead me to color theory, Wassily Kandisnky's conception of art, and the American colorfield painters of the early 1900's. Somewhere in a cross between all their conceptual theories and the application of them in the studio, I developed the beginnings of my own style and creative voice as an artist.
There is something magical about traveling to new places- experiencing things you've never done, seeing things you never imagined, and enjoying undivided time with travel companions.
In an effort to bottle the magic of these moments and scenes, I take pictures. This photography becomes the sole reference for my paintings.
Because I want my paintings to look the way I felt when I first experienced them, I romanticize my subject matter with a saturated color palette.
to do something with your whole soul. To put something of yourself into your work.
'For all that you touch and all that you see, is all your life will ever be'.