Coming Apart at the Seams, 9” x 12”, oil on clayboard, 2009

Brooklyn, 14” x 18”, oil on canvas, 2010

Dispersion Cloud, 18” x 24”, oil on canvas, 2010

My Mother is a Fish, 11” x 14”, oil on clayboard, 2010

Summer Love, 9” x 12”, oil on clayboard, 2010

Artist Statement
Each of my paintings tells a story. They are based on things I see, read about, and watch on TV, as well as memories of events, feelings and colors – the pink of my favorite childhood bathing suit, the first time I told a lie. Color, form and pattern combine to become conversations, expressions, and events. When I paint I try to find the balance between intuition and intellect, so that the process of painting becomes an active dialogue with the phenomena of nature. By not dictating the end result I am receptive to a deeper understanding of the world around me. The paintings are like dreams – the events of the day reorganized and combined with other events and memories until a new, often surprising, reality has taken shape.