Inspiration for my paintings often comes from landscapes remembered from my travels. Seeing fields of tulips blooming in Holland is a experience imprinted on my memory. And when I close my eyes, I can still see the endless rows of colored stripes. The colors of the Southwest and flying over the Alps, all part of my visual library, often stimulate my imagination.
The dimensional, luminous forms I paint refer to both interiors and landscape. They are built up in layers of oil paint applied over poured and scraped acrylic. My technique includes a non- traditional approach, I will often use bottle brushes, brayer, paint rollers and cardboard to make marks on the canvas.
My current series of paintings titled Interior Landscapes is about the passage of time in the same way as images of light and shadow describe a fleeting moment. Using the image of bed is shorthand for calling up associations that speak to the viewer about intimacy, solitude and relationships.
These paintings include a narrative element that refers to home and domesticity. The idea is that pillows contain the sensory experience of the journey traveled at night; the folds and creases of a rumpled bed are mysterious and evoke an unseen presence that becomes a metaphor for the body.