Full Artist's statement
I’ve always been drawn to color and pattern both natural and man-made, and in my art I explore these aspects of the visual world. Using acrylic paints, markers, pencils, and pen and ink, I develop compositions through a process of layering geometric shapes, lines, and fields of color. In my recent work I’ve been particularly drawn to exploring the ways in which colors shift and clash when placed alongside each other. I am also interested in exploring shape as form and also as contour, so that lines become shapes in themselves. By drawing and painting arrays of similar shapes, forms naturally evolve across the composition in a way that feels organic and close to nature. In particular, the circular forms that have been prominent in my recent work remind me of the cells that make up all matter. Having begun this body of work around the time my children were born, the connection to conception and growth on a cellular level feels relevant and interesting to me. Overall, its beauty and harmony that I seek to create in all of my work.