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About the Artist
I work primarily in watercolor, a ‘living’ medium, whose spontaneity and immediacy teach me to let go, become present in the moment, and embrace imperfections. Working loosely and expressively, I allow the paint to have a life of its own as colors bleed together and slowly bloom. It’s in this intuitive state that I can only guide the paint and cannot completely predict the outcome. Many “happy accidents” occur which are unique to the present moment. This body of work is inspired by my spiritual connection to nature. The sense of simplicity and space is a reflection of my inner being as I experience the natural world around me. In aiming to capture the essence of my subjects, my paintings tend to blur the lines between representation and abstraction. I believe the use of abstraction gets us closer to the way things truly are, not just how they appear. In the painting "Swallows in Flight No. 4," I hoped to capture the essence of the birds by using movement and bold, loose brushstrokes. I liberally wet the paper first, so the paint flows and creates "blooms." The use of white space is important in my aesthetic, as I hope to create a simple and serene space to contemplate the beauty of nature. Lives and works in Carlisle, PA.