Artist Statement

The deeper I go into the forest the closer I feel to the truth. Off of the trail, there is a quiet calm where ideas can be contemplated and refined. In my paintings and my sculptures, I utilize the forum of nature to explore our relationship to the natural world and to each other.

When it’s foggy I see everything more clearly. Shapes are simplified, colors subdued and a veil of mystery is cast. Weather, change of season, and day into night effect mood and create the atmosphere in my work.Some of the themes that I explore in my work are community, family, diversity, harmony, exploration, discovery and change.  

My paintings and sculptures provide a portal to place where explorations can occur and discoveries are made.