The creation of my paintings is a form of meditation for me. I think that is why abstract art in general appeals to me so much, because it is so open to personal interpretation once completed, and also open to outcome during the creative process. Painting is one of the only times I am easily able to experience non-attachment, and exercising that ability hopefully transfers to other parts of life as well. When I begin a painting, I never have a plan. I may have an idea of a color scheme, but that’s about as far as it goes until my brush hits the surface and I just start moving.
I am moved by the colors, textures, and intricate patterns that appear in the details of nature. Much of my inspiration comes from cloud watching, mineral and rock formations, tree lines, ocean waves, the texture of sand, the cosmos…all are mesmerizing to me as they show proof of the interconnectivity between all living beings. I hope that same hypnotic effect is evident in my work. If my paintings can evoke a similar feeling of openness and connection when I transfer paint and other materials to any given surface, then I have expressed what is within me. I hope it creates an emotion in others.