My underlying theme has consistently centered around the idea of how ‘time’ affects all things. Time influences nature, growth, age, urgency, seasons, sleep, life and 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).
Regardless of how it has revealed itself, the theme of time has been a reoccurring thread within my paintings for over 25 years. Currently, I am observing nature through the exploration of mixed media paintings while abstracting forms and overlapping realistic imagery of birds and flora in their ever-changing but natural world. I began my collection of “Avant Garden” paintings during the global pandemic as my back yard and nature slowed with time and became magnified more than ever before. This collection consists of semi-abstract chinoiserie-inspired gardenscapes that capture these times as I see them in this moment. The paintings are all 6 to 9 layers deep and filled with hidden gems waiting to be discovered by the viewer.