I paint both abstracts and pet portraits. I need both the tightness and clarity of my dogs and the organic looseness of my abstracts to create balance. Each process not only compliments the other but is essential to each other's vitality.
My dogs have a pop art quality to them combing a flat, graphic style with bright colors.
My abstracts are painted in an intuitive style, not always having the final outcome in mind from the start. It’s a journey and practice in patience and trust. Getting there and discovering where the canvas will lead me, is often full of surprises. Layer after layer, a piece can take any where from 4 or 5 days to 4 or 5 weeks to create. The process is what it is and although not always to my liking, it must be honored.
Living almost a decade in New York City, working in the fashion industry, texture and color come second nature to me, the cross over to fine art was natural. The city is where my taste and style was molded, I love bringing that cosmopolitan energy into my work and sharing it with the world.