As plants emerge in the garden I become aware of the visual interweaving of their growth.
My observations of nature reveal patterns, layers, and details that influence my painting.
My eye lingers on trailing vines, flower buds opening, seed heads exploding, leaves emerging and fading.
The process of painting is a recording of my visual dialogue of the moment,
a discovery not premeditated so much as a reaction to the beginning mark my brush makes.
Painting choices evolve into layers, creating repeated forms within the structure using color,
line and texture - metaphors that tell a story.
The works in my current exhibition have been made over the past four years.