I am inspired by gestural abstraction and the transformative nature of movement.
The foundation of my work is laid out in lines and marks. I often begin a painting by attaching charcoal and brushes to lengths of reed to enhance the gestural qualities of a piece. I then move closer, working in an additive and subtractive process, manipulating the surface until I’ve captured the essence of the form. The relationship between the abstract and the figurative is an essential element of my art. My work often reverts to a monochromatic palette, employing a calligraphic line to maintain the spiritual sensibility of my subject.
I love the transparency of drawing, the layering, the marks left behind, the possibilities and depths of a piece allowing the drawing or painting to become what it was meant to be.