As an artist, what interests me most is portraying relationships through the essence of the moment. My subject matter centers on the joys of life, love, music and dance. I work predominately on a grand scale in a vibrant, colorful manner with loose sweeping brushwork in acrylic on canvas. The dynamic expression of movement captures the joyful naiveté of love, whether for a woman, a man, a new dog… or the simple complexity found outside my backdoor in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Most of my people don't have faces; they are merely joyful shapes and movements loving life's pleasures without really seeing. My animals always have faces because I feel they do not have the blind love humans have—loyalty; yes, pretense of hope and love; yes, blind love; no. Animals see right through the human animal into their soul.
I use the phrase "Black and White in Colors" because every canvas I do starts as stark white or deep black and I sketch black or white lines on them. I don’t use black anywhere in my paintings, however—I don’t even own a tube of black. I think in black and white, I thumbnail in black and white, and then the piece gradually becomes a riot of colors as the brush calls for them. The black and white disappears and the colors take over.