Full Artist's statement
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I produce contemporary mixed-media paintings, working in an expressive, abstract manner. My pieces are distinctive in their use of layering, bold colors and appealing forms. The first layer I put down is never intended to be the last.
Each piece takes me on a personal journey of discovery. I start with a general concept but work directly with the piece to facilitate the release of its own truth. I enjoy the process of drawing and painting, making marks, putting down new layers over old, leaving pieces of the original layers showing through. The multiple approaches on this path are visible in the final piece, giving it a depth and complexity it would not otherwise have. Much like in our own lives we are the accumulation of the steps we take both right and wrong, it is the journey and the process which creates meaning.
I am a painter. I love to paint, and my paintings reflect this joy.
I have exhibited in solo, group and juried shows in the Washington, DC area. My work is in private and public collections, including the DC Art Bank and Kaiser Permanente. I have been awarded a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County three times. I live in East Silver Spring, and I have a studio at the Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood, MD.