I have been involved in a love affair with color all of my life. Color excites me and motivates me to paint every day. The simple act of mixing colors is both fun and therapeutic for me. I love to imagine a color in my mind and mix that color perfectly on my palette. I love to experiment with finding ways to make diverse colors and shapes move and bend together to create a coherent and vibrant work of art.
Part of my obsession with color, has to do with my belief that colors can affect us on both a conscious and unconscious level. Some colors consistently make me feel happy when I see them, and others consistently make me feel tired or sad. I also find that combinations of colors can have the effect of helping us to integrate various different feelings.
As an Abstract Artist, a big part of my process involves finding a way to integrate seemingly diverse shapes and colors into a coherent and pleasing image. On a deeper level, I find that bringing diverse colors into a harmonious whole image represents bringing people and ideas together that were initially in conflict with one another. This adds what I think of as a ‘spiritual dimension’ to my work as an artist.
When I am innocently playing with colors and shapes, I am also symbolically working out my own inner conflicts, as well as conflicts that exist in the world of which I am a part. My hope is that others will be able to relate to my brightly colored abstract paintings, finding them both consciously satisfying and emotionally therapeutic.