"Colorscape #3, " 6" x 6" , oil & cold wax

"Colorscape #3, " 6" x 6" , oil & cold wax

I am an artist, painter and business owner living and working in Oregon. I have exhibited and won awards in numerous juried shows, had solo shows and teach art classes throughout my career. My work is included in various collections, private and corporate.

Painting for me is a reacting, feeling situation, where I feel an interaction between myself and the object, a circular flow of energy. I feel most alive when I create. All of my senses respond and I feel pulled into something larger.

My inspiration comes from the visual richness of my environment. Fortunate to be living in the Pacific Northwest, I draw from the nature surrounding me. Art is a means of self expression always evolving and taking me in a new direction. My current passion is abstract figurative work and colorful abstracted layered landscapes. I love to experiment with different mediums. My inspirations come from within. It may be a quiet moment, a dream, or a culmination of various sketches. I continue, trying to balance randomness and chance against the compelling need to organize and resolve.