“My work comes out of my early and continued exposure to many cultures, my love of color, texture, and pattern, and my search for essence and universality. I believe that just as archetypical characters and themes resonate for us regardless of our heritage, abstract shapes and colors effect us in a similar way. My paintings are my attempts at creating a visual dance from these elements and to convey movement, energy, and beauty. I am inspired by people who are motivated by the human impulse to create beauty as a physical manifestation of their spirit – as an expression of their being – and by the works they create that reflect authenticity.
There is a great power in artistic expression, as we have seen through the ages. As an artist, I feel compelled to attempt to create images that move people in a positive way – toward the light and out of the darkness.”