Currently my work is about conveying a mood from my impressions of nature. I do this by using elements of color, light and shadow and at times by abstracting the shapes I see in a place that has inspired me. I have found that painting monotypes in watercolor and acrylic on canvas are the best media to translate my perspective of the constantly evolving landscape.
The monotype, often described as a painterly form of printmaking, allows me to express the feeling I have toward my subject in a spontaneous, emotional way. Each monotype is a unique image I have painted on plexiglass and hand printed on dampened printing paper. It sometimes serves as a catalyst for my larger acrylic paintings on canvas. The two mediums allow me to explore the different possibilities the landscape has to offer.
To me the process of painting is both exhilarating and challenging. As I begin each painting I try to paint what I’m feeling toward my subject matter knowing that intuitively my foundation (experiences, techniques, materials) will all coalesce into my final work.