I am constantly inspired by the southwest landscape, Colorado,
Utah, New Mexico
and Arizona. The mountains sustain me, keep me
reveal to me a sense of permanence, strength and resilience.
For me they are a place of grace.
As my paintings have been evolving, I think about how
they have become
a metaphor for life. Up close my paintings take on
an abstract quality. Energized brush strokes
of bold color amongst
grayed hues splashed over the surface. As you back away all is revealed.
The bold strokes become a creek bed, flowing water,
vast canyons or local landscapes.
Sometimes we get stuck in our lives.
We’re too close to see the whole of it.
If we can just step back, get a clear perspective,
we’d see the beauty
in all the moments.
They blend together, the good, the bad and the ugly,
creating this beautiful existence we call life.
I encourage you to step back. Don’t view one stroke; take in the wholeness of it all.