My work is inspired by dreams, poetry, relationships, and place as a woman and creator. My personal narrative sometimes depicts the interplay between women and men, but most importantly in my view the strength of these women as unique characters. In most cases, each figure that I depict is created intuitively and from my imagination. My work is based in experimentation and is by nature intuitive. My focus is on careful observation and what comes out in the painting itself through color, layering, and texture. The most difficult risk is to not be afraid to work over the original image, yet show remnants of what once lay beneath.
The theme of many of these new works is passion, distance and closeness, and loss. I have been investigating the intimate, seductive, and raw energy of love and life. There is life in dreams, intuition, and exploration with the painting process.
Throughout this process, I have maintained a love of portraiture whether from life or imagined. However and more so, the intuitive process allows for creation of imagined portraits of strong, female figures.