Atmospheric changes have been the inspiration for many of my paintings. I am intrigued by subtle shifts in color and tone, texture and reflections.
Many of my summers have been spent at my families' resort in Canada overlooking the Kawartha Lakes. Observing the Northern Lights dance across the sky and reflecting upon the water, as well as magnificent sunsets, have been inspiration for me to capture fleeting moments in my paintings.
My painting style began as very realistic and controlled. An abstract workshop introduced me to a new freedom of expression with color and texture. This style of painting was very exhilarating and allowed me to create in a completely new way. Merging realism and abstraction has led to a more representational abstract style in my paintings.
I paint with large brushes, rags and my fingers, using quick movements. Fluid acrylics and watercolors are the mediums I use because of their glazing effects. My paintings are known for multiple layering creating an optical mixing of colors and allowing a very subtle shift in colors as well as an abundance of depth. Texture is introduced either through the use of color or gel additives to give a more tactile feel to a painting.
The freedom of representational abstraction has brought a renewed excitement in creating my newest collection of works.