captures what I call "the emotives" what we unconsciously
sense from people the quiet, unsaid, ill defined repressed
communications that surround a person in a cloud of barely
perceptible thoughts and inner feelings as they go about
their daily routine. In my paintings the portrayal of facial
features and the body are deliberately not exacting.
Instead, the face is defined just enough to capture the
subject's essence and the body parts stylized so the viewer
can experience the real conversation of the subject - their
mood, their core, their essence, their private most
thoughts, "the emotives".
As an expressionistic
stone sculptor I extend to my paintings sensuous surfaces to tell a
story of people in an environment. Prior to starting a painting I study
the subject with the focus on that what is not obvious, what is not being
said, what is being repressed, hidden or kept from public display. Once
discovered the story is ready for translation to canvass. My unique
linear style begins with a very simple outline, a strong line, usually
black to emphasize the shapes and composition. Light, although
important, plays a secondary role. My trademark is the uninhibited
strong, bold, yet soft, use of color combinations, all incorporated into
a unique design to produce a canvass of definitive emotional expression.
Often the color red is used to add a touch of strength or drama.
creative process, painting, sculpting, interior design, composing
poetry, all excite me. The birth of a piece begins by understanding
its complexities and possibilities; it is completed when the design
and color create a work that "speaks" to my soul. Whether whimsical,
sensuous, or serious, the use of strong shapes, contrasted with unconventional combinations
of colors, produce
works that are simplistically understated yet powerful, and that tell a
woman VII", 24 x 36 oil on canvas