rosemary photo

The subjects I paint vary, but I am attracted to bare trees.  It is not a particular type of tree but more about the patterns and twisted shapes they form that interest me.

I sketch elements to find the most pleasing composition while making notes about color and light.  Then I rely on memory and intuition to complete a painting.  Sometimes I apply paint directly to the canvas without having any particular direction other than color and imagination.  When I begin this way, for me, the results are visually exciting.

Currently I am experimenting with patterns.  Pattern is an underlying structure that organizes surfaces in a consistent regular manner.  The forms I work with are derived from nature and classical motifs such as flow, branching, spirals, lines, dots and symbols.  These are repeated intuitively so that they come together to be viewed in a pleasurable way.