For me, painting is a metaphor for life. Much of the process, like much of living, is about joy and beauty and story. But it is also about not being too attached to things, and knowing that letting go of one thing creates a place for something new.
Primarily I work with acrylic paint on canvas or board. My paintings evolve organically. I start by laying down texture and color in a freeform way. The textures and colors suggest shapes and spaces in the under-painting, much like clouds create shapes in the sky. I draw and paint on the canvas the things that I see. Some things stay, others I paint over, developing paintings that have many layers. Through this process, the painting begins to tell a story and it is how I discover and reveal my inner life.
Currently I live part-time in Chapel Hill and part-time in Cary. While I am in Wake County, you can find me at my studio, #104, in Artspace on East Davie Street in downtown Raleigh.