Beyond the hands of a clock, time acts as a recurring thread within my paintings. The irreversible succession of time influences nature, personal growth, and seasons as they move between the changes from life to death. Throughout the course of my art career, time has manifested itself through imagery and paintings of wheels/bikes (what goes around comes around/circle of life, cogs, and inner workings of a clock), nature (the observation of wild, untrammeled growth upon the land, how the light of the day may hit a certain branch and cast a deep shadow on the forest floor, or how birds turn and flip in time with one another to create murmurations), women (how deep-rooted history effects and influences our youth), and architecture (the time-lapse and encapsulation of art and design).
I observe nature through the exploration of acrylic paint, soft pastels, graphite, stitching, and gold leaf. I work with these materials and stand as witness to the marking of time as the sun creates shadows of foliage on my canvas like a sundial. My current series of paintings emerged during the global pandemic. In my back yard nature seemed to slow down and become magnified more than ever before. My “garden-escapes” capture this slow revolution of time. The paintings offer delight through hidden gems waiting to be discovered in a space overlapping with light and ethereal layers. The imagery in this series uses distinct and navigable representation of objects found in nature combined with the mystical, unknowable, and ultimately freeing spaces that raise the spirit and offer an escape for the mind.