My work contains a vigor that exemplifies the turmoil of the human condition which is brought into order
through the structure of painting. I use active, gestural brush strokes and intensity of colors to bring the
chaos and energy into form.
The line, shape, color, and motion within the work to me, reveals the impact of my experiences. Seeing and
feeling the chaos of my world both external and within, my practice brings order and calm to the frenzy
within me. That frenzy brings me to the canvas. The act of painting allows for comfort and catharsis similar to
the comfort brought by spiritual traditions.
The work begins with a moment of prayer/meditation and then the first stroke is made. My first stroke is
spontaneous, and each mark afterwards is informed to the one/s before it. The ebb and flow of movement,
silence, action, and faith are all working together to form the work. The act of painting reveals the messiness
of the human condition at the moment we call on our faith to deliver us from it. The work then becomes a
ritual, an offering, a sacred place.