PAINTING + MIXED MEDIA
The language of art for me is more about connection than beauty, although beauty resides in that connection. The connection is with the subject that I paint, which is mainly nature. I study the view that I am painting and this develops within me an even greater reverence for the raw beauty and grace nature holds. The connection is also with myself as I explore the subject. While I paint, the work evokes certain emotions within me and these emotions appear on the canvas. The connection is also with the viewer, who will develop their own impression of the work, and I hope will feel emotions stirred within themselves. This is what I find the most thrilling, the connections that are formed, between others and within oneself. In this way, art can create a bond between many.