Imagine pillows as “dream catchers”- this idea intrigues me. These pillows, these “dream catchers" contain our breath and our dreams, the sensory experience of the journey traveled at night. My paintings of pillows and bedding are metaphors for relationships. My domestic still lifes highlight the intimate and personal, a place that is calm and filled with light. Brushwork and surface in my work lends a lyrical quality. While my work hovers between figurative and abstract, there is a narrative element in my paintings of beds and pillows, evoking a sense of comfort, security as well as beauty. They hint at the passage of time in the same way that images of light and shadow describe a fleeting moment.
Throughout my career, the source of my inspiration has been the beauty of form and color. The essence of everything I do is rooted in my love of creating something exquisite through experimentation with process and media. As a contemporary figurative painter, I love the way oil paint lends a kind of magic, creating an illusion of dimension on a flat plane. This illusion leads to a journey into the unexpected, always surprising. I use the formal relationships of shapes within the space of my canvas which creates sensuality and beauty in the way the objects relate to each other. The work is provocative: the quality of mystery draws the viewer into an experience of seeing familiar objects in a new and powerful way.