Mono Artist Statement
All my work is a story and or a part of me and the things I see around my life. I use many layers of oil paints on canvas or wood panels. There is an urgency I feel when I witness a flower, a cool lady, animals, landscape, or just a thought that I need to capture on canvas. I search for that “I have to paint that now” feeling and that instinct is choosy. I steer away from realism and perfection. Rather, I work with accidents and out of the blue ideas. When I start a painting I want to see big color, brush strokes, good vibe, and beauty. I grew up in Seattle WA where my painting style was formed and the other half of my heart lives. The other half found a home in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. My motto is a quote from Emil Nolde, “Grasp what lies at the very heart; transform nature by infusing it with one’s own mind and spirit”.