artist statement

Transformative Journey through Paintings Inspired by Nature

As an artist, my paintings are a reflection of my deep connection to nature and the human experience. My intention is to create a transformative journey for the viewers who engage with my work, evoking a sense of wonder and awe. 

My paintings are based on the themes of growth, resilience, and the cyclical nature of life. I use natural elements to delve into symbolic language and weave stories celebrating the human spirit’s ability to endure and flourish. 

I create most of my paintings using oil, which provides rich texture and layering possibilities. My technique involves meticulous brushwork and spontaneous gestures, allowing for a dynamic interplay of controlled precision and expressive abstraction. 

Through a repetitive process of layering, scraping, and blending, I aim to convey the essence of what I observe and feel. My creative process starts with immersive experiences in nature, where I absorb the sights, sounds, and scents that later find expression on the linen surface. 

My inspiration comes from the Impressionist movement’s transcendent landscapes and Frida Kahlo’s emotional depth. My goal is to capture moments of quiet introspection amidst nature’s grandeur. My art is a visual sanctuary intended to inspire contemplation and introspection. It reflects my personal journey of loss, growth, and the cyclical rhythms of life. 

I strive to create spaces where viewers can pause, reconnect with their emotions, and find solace in the fleeting beauty of life.

Even though my art embraces abstraction, it remains grounded in recognizable natural elements. This balance invites viewers to engage with each piece’s tangible details and poetic abstractions. 

My work has received recognition in various group shows, including The EARTH without ART is just EH exhibition at the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery and the Oil Painters of America Online Summer Showcase. The Canandaigua Business Improvement District honored me with the 2022 Best of Show award, which I consider a great achievement. 

Ultimately, my aspiration is that viewers discover moments of transcendence within my paintings, finding resonance with their own narratives, emotions, and the beauty surrounding us. I appreciate you joining me on this visual journey and hope my art inspires you to explore and appreciate the natural world.

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