artist statement

I am a plein-air painter, going out in all weather and times of day for over 30 years. I am also very engaged in drawing and painting the body, often in a sensual way.

Recently I have begun incorporating metallic leaf into my paintings. The way that light reflects on the silver and gold adds a challenging element to the work, as it changes under different lighting conditions.

The immense pleasure that I get from painting is unlike any other activity. I feel so grateful to be a painter. I hope the viewer experiences a similar pleasure when they look at my work.