My most recent work is made up of many layers. It is composed of pattern, free form shape, text, and more concrete subject matter. I wish to give the viewer an array of visual possibilities. It is important to me to use various styles of mark making, collage, paint application and printmaking. I incorporate bits and pieces of ephemera that speak to me and reflect my experiences and memories. My paintings are colorful, bold and playful. I draw inspiration from my background as an elementary art teacher and the freedom of children’s art.
With my paintings, I try to make sense of what I don’t understand. I give poetic insight into the world’s inner workings. Boats become vessels for exploration and direction. Ladders lead us into change and insight. Houses let us take root and become their own characters in my small worlds. I pair these symbols with pattern and abstraction, hoping to allow the viewer their own interpretation and reaction. I wish to comment on contemporary community and how our lives intersect. My paintings explore the duality of our inner and outer worlds.
4241 Florentine Dr
Longmont, CO 80503