Over the years I have tried many different materials and techniques. Pastels have become my medium of choice because of the intensity of the colors, and because it is a more tactile experience, which I thoroughly enjoy.
I work on tinted papers as this adds a warmth and richness to the finished picture, and a cohesiveness to the piece. I enjoy working on textured substrates as the roughness makes the colors more vibrant. I like to make all of the elements in a picture more or less of equal importance.
My focus is on varied color intensity (over color accuracy), strokes, and shapes. I try to bring those elements in a scene to their simplest components both in color and arrangement. In that way I hope to capture "the something" in a place that is memorable, so one can continue enjoying it, and yet see it in a new way.
I hope my art brings pleasure to a person's home or office-to their habitat and to their day.