About the work

My art combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble.  It focuses on a moment in time, in a very small place in the landscape.  The quality of looking and paying attention to small details in nature that are generally ignored is the subject of my work.  The energy and uniqueness of each work’s small scene is portrayed by a variety of lines, scribble and painting marks.  The paintings ask the viewer if they are truly awake in the current moment.  Does the viewer see the small scene going on around them? 

Each work is executed in a very abstract way to reframe the viewer’s attention to the liveliness and movement of the moment being played out.  My paintings are done on smooth canvas or mylar which gives a unique textural quality and provides an ideal surface for lines, drawing and other marks.  I think of my work as calming but also full of life and motion.

Long Hot Summer, 30 X 30″, acrylic and graphite on mylar on board