My work is very representational, almost realistic, because I enjoy my ability to mimic and illustrate what I experience and see in life. However, my goal with my work is not just to capture what I see, but to alter and adjust the mood through light and atmosphere, and, ultimately, to get the viewer to emotionally connect with the piece.
I work primarily with colored pencils, which I find to be a simple, elegant and very versatile medium. I began using them because they were very easy to use, leave and return to; I’ve continued with them not solely for comfort, but for love of their beauty and the marvelous colors. Now, I am beginning to discover their versatility and explore greater creativity than ever before.
When I working on a drawing, I become fully absorbed and lost in the process. I experience an almost meditative feeling which is very, very peaceful. In doing the work, I believe I make my creative decisions from two areas: years of practice and study with my medium; and similarly, by instinct, something I was blessed to be born with.
My current areas of interest are first to make art which portrays not just an image, but as the focus in a narrative; and, second, to explore the colored pencil medium, using it on various and unusual supports and mixing it with other media. I am excited to experiment and to push the medium as far as I can.