Currently, my interests in both light and metal has launched me into exploring the artistic opportunities afforded to me by aluminum as the substratum. My abstract landscape vision is influenced by the environment around me, not as a backdrop, but as a subject unto itself. I view nature with an eye on pattern and movement, light and shade, all in a balance with outer and inner meaning.
The aluminum substratum is revealed as an integral, shining part of the design. Its natural surface quality, when combined with paint, results in an enhancement of the reflection of light. When oil or acrylic paint is married with the reflective quality of aluminum, the result is a unique and powerful expression of vitality.
As an educator, I have the pleasure of enabling youth to find their own expression visually. As an artist, I give my audiences a new way of seeing and understanding abstract art. As a citizen, I have opened an art studio which welcomes arts dialogue and builds culture in my town. As a member of arts affiliations, I have contributed my expertise in arts administration through lecturing on my art and art philosophy and curating displays for both myself and for established art shows.
I believe that my art truly represents who I am and dialogues with the viewer to not only introduce my way of seeing but also expresses universal themes understood by many.