The inspiration for my current body of work is intergalactic space exploration. Ever since I watched the moon landing in 1969 I have been fascinated by the images beamed back to us across the vast expanse of space and time. To me, they represent a form of time travel. Since the light from the vastness of the universe takes so long to reach the Earth, it’s as if we are looking billions of years into the past. Additionally, they evoke a sense of divinity, in that we are looking at the beginnings of creation. I want my paintings to help connect us to that expansiveness.
My paintings use intense color and abstract organic shapes to reflect my passion for this investigation. My formal concerns are with regard to the intensity, strength and depth of colors as they contribute to the feel of the painting. My painting is intuitive, and each additional layer of color, glaze and shapes brings new information that in turn, allows the work to evolve further.
Working in acrylic on canvas, I create large-scale light filled abstract paintings of nebulas and galaxies. Currently I work with canvas stretched over a flat wooden panel. Finished paintings are then mounted on reinforced stretcher bars and framed in a neutral gray toned metal frame.