My paintings exude the feeling of the environment around me. Familiar images such as trees and clouds enthralled the chemistry in my surroundings. As with the impressionist and expressionist, I feel the lights and emotion through my brush movements. After spending several summers at Beaver Island in Michigan, I started a series of Expressionist Landscapes.
I turned my attention to the sky. Its endless motif resonated with my motivation in making a new body of work. Venice also inspired me and shifted my involvement with the sky. In discovering the relationship between the sky and water, I created a diverse pattern of the landscape atmosphere. I felt that my emotions shift just as quickly as the clouds in the sky. Noticing this constant change, I was trying to capture the light, the breeze, the senses, the emotions, and the sunsets in my paintings. They were all considered perceptions, experiences, and visual poetry.
After studying birds for years, I decided to give a new twist to my practice. Painting has always been a great adventure for me, and painting birds gave me a special connection that one can only experience while painting birds. The feeling of consciousness with painting birds empowered my creativity. It helped gather information through the inner-self, manifest through conscious and subconscious intelligence.
The discovery of the Impressionists and Expressionists was the beginning of my practice. Seeing the work of Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and the entire history of their time and the familiarity of the work in relationship to myself made my imagination soar. They set me free to paint.