About the Artist / Art

When asked why I paint, most responses fall woefully short. ” Because I love it.”  ”  It is my calling”.  “I have always wanted to paint”.  These responses do not reach the deeper, underlying feelings that keep me coming back to the easel. Mainly I paint to dispel the sheer restlessness that drives me.  

My subject is almost exclusively ancient volcanic ocean rocks and boulders around me. My work is marked by painterly magnification of organic masses, fissures, and facets all in delicate balance to one another.  The results reveal a highly personal and internal relationship with the natural forms I am drawn to paint.  Viewers have commented that entering a room full of my work is “like entering another world.”  My work has been described as “strong” and “totally unique to the area”. 

I make strong use of lines that direct the viewer in what I consider important directions.  Shape is the vertebrae of my compositions.  Color informs  of the power, conflict, and resolution of each scene.



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