My art comes from my radical amazement at the visual world around me, and my need to turn that visual experience into paint. Nature is my starting point, but not my end result.
I call myself a modern Abstract Impressionist. I paint outside, en plein air, working barefoot with physical contact with the earth, which lets me truly experience the landscape and express the true emotion and color of the scene in front of me. Working with acrylics allows me to record my color impressions quickly, with immediacy. I don't paint flowers to paint flowers, I paint flowers to paint color.
I love color. I see color everywhere. I try to capture the essence in my painting, the color and the emotion, and leave the rest to the viewer’s imagination, to make him an active participant. I have begun to leave blank canvas as part of my paintings, so that they can breathe – and my brushstrokes have become even more dynamic.
Someone once said I work to the muse of Monet, Van Gogh and Joan Mitchell; I was thrilled. They helped guide me in my artistic development leading to my own very personal visual expression which allows me to introduce my viewers to a beautiful world of color, light and energy.