Currently, I am working on a series of nonrepresentational paintings that consist of oil and
gold on wood. While both gold and wood have endured ancient time, they are contrasts by nature.
Gold, fragile and godly, symbolizes wealth and beauty, whereas, wood, weathered and ordinary,
represents function and strength. These natural components, valuable in different ways, complement
I have always been fascinated with space- the one we live in and the one we do not know. The
varying dimensions and movement in my work is a slight reflection of the universe's infinte
The foundation of my work is the intent to translate ideas of experience and imagination into
nonrepresentational, visual art. Through the use of color, mixed media, texture, and value, I
physically express these concepts, bringing another dimension to the two dimensions of the panel.
While exploring the depths of a surface, subtle yet significant relationships are created between
light and dark, warm and cool, dry and wet, soft and hard.
Visual Art, like music, can evoke a certain mood; as coexisting mediums, one is reminiscent of
the other. As you venture through each painting you might associate a particular sound to a
visual. The elevated, brighter areas portray an upbeat melody, while the darker places depict a
deep, bass-like tone. In the end, these elements create a natural harmony.
An essential part of my artwork is the notion of communication and inspiration. Hopefully, this
work has stimulated emotion, thought and, perhaps, a moment's rest.