Color, the creative process, exploration and the element of surprise have always excited me. As a young girl nothing was more fun than getting a new box of 64 colors of Crayola Crayons-so many beautiful colors to use. Just when I thought I couldn’t be happier with all my colors, Crayola increased the number of colors to 96 and I thought I had died and gone to heaven!
Nature also informs my creative process. Growing up in rural upstate New York, I would spend hours exploring the woods and the cliffs around our house looking for some wildflower, rock formation or just some surprise view of my surroundings I hadn’t noticed before. For me, one of the greatest gifts of nature is the endless array of colors, shapes and forms that surround us every day. Creating art that reflects this is food for my soul.
I love the beauty of nature, the beauty of color and the beauty of shape and form. My art is my way to create an impression, a feeling or reaction, a mood or an appreciation for color, nature, shape and form. It is an attempt to make people ask themselves what they are seeing and it is my expression of the creative gifts given to me.