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Observation, Memory, Invention

My abstracted compositions depend on my close observation of nature. 
I venture into places that inspire me with “eyes wide open.” I let the sounds and the smell of a place wash over me. I feel the power of its’ color and eye the unique shapes carved out over time.

I strive for the totality of the experience, whether it is singular or multiple observations of a place. Memory plays an integral part back in my studio, layering my direct response to the landscape with my inner landscapes of invention and imagination. My painted surfaces have a life of their own; transcending nature.

My process of Observation, Memory and Invention in my paintings is influenced by Joan Mitchell, the great second generation abstract expressionist.