Making art personal, prompting the evocation of ideas and vision that are unique to the viewer, is the challenge I pose for myself. Creating imagery that resonates emotionally is a direction I choose when I paint or work in clay – the feeling of space and form, its visual invitation to see, becomes all important.
Whether I work outside or in the studio, I search for ways can interpret the landscape using color, design of space, and shapes. Quality of surface is essential, as is the way edges transition and shapes meet, allowing one’s eye to move easily from one area to the next. I look for strong shapes and often seek closer values, allowing the viewer to more readily see color, to move throughout the entire image.
Painting and ceramics inform each other in unexpected and gratifying ways. Together they satisfy my desire for tactile experience and invite my visual pleasure. My task is finding ways to interpret what I see, what I feel, and what I choose to convey to the viewer – always an ongoing process.