||Artist’s Statement: “I have been painting for as long as I can remember. Several years ago I was introduced to painting “alla prima” from the Italian meaning all at once. It employs painting “wet into wet” on the canvas. I am fascinated by the play of light and shadow. It is the effect that light has on a subject that draws me to it… the cool morning light on the water, the colors deep in the long shadows of late afternoon, or the way reddish light at sunset seems to warm everything it touches. Any one of these effects can transform an ordinary subject into an extraordinary one. It is the joy I feel when I come across one of these special moments that I try to capture on my canvases. This is accomplished by adherence to light and shadow patterns, the use of vivid descriptive color, and bold expressive brushwork.
My love of the water is reflected in my subject matter. My palette is inspired by my passion for life. Being an artist is a privilege. It is about being in a special place and developing the means to express how I feel about that place. If I do everything just right, I get to share a piece of the magic I feel with those who view my work.