I work almost exclusively in pastels. The abundance of available colors mesmerizes me and their refractive quality intrigues me. I am constantly amazed and fascinated by the way one can mix colors through layering, strokes and cross hatching resulting in an iridescence, depth and complexity of color that is always different.
I strive to capture the essence of the subject, tell a story, and convey a mood, a feeling, or a moment in time. No matter how much I plan a painting, once I begin, it becomes an emotional and reactionary process. While I love to paint everything and anything, people move me most. My emotional connection with the subject matter, my love of color, my nervous energy, and my technique result in paintings that are consistently unique and yet uniquely my own.