Artists are the visual and conceptual explorers. I have
to challenge my intellect with new and changing techniques,
concepts, as well as new ways of handling material. Inspiration
leads me to new discoveries which continually change, nudging
me along in this artistic universe.
Many of my pieces continue to incorporate an integration of
the figure, with textures weaving in and out of vague environments
that surround us. We are part of this texture with dynamic figure
forms of shape and color. Other inspiration comes from the great
Austrian artist Gustav Klimt who incorporated wonderful patterns
woven into the figure forms and surrounding environment. They
became shapes of their own with an individual personality unlike
the abstract textures that I use in many of my other paintings.
Other studies include concepts that challenge my use of figure
segments in compositions with light as the important subject.
Some subjects play on light as if it were emanating from within
the form. Others use high contrast as well as completing many
smaller segments of the figure as individual pieces that are
attached quilt like to complete one larger piece which at first
looks abstract until each segment is studied. I find this another
way of looking at the complexities of the figure and the mood
that each creates.