In 2015 I began experimenting with abstraction, and I found that I no longer wanted to tie my painting to external realities like landscapes, figures or still life's. The act of painting itself had become most fascinating. Exploring color, texture, rhythms, shapes, and marks, using different approaches and tools, discovering what paint does, including by accident, is exciting and challenging. Engaging with the painting to find a way toward a satisfying completion is a compelling, if sometimes frustrating, adventure. My work has changed not only in becoming abstract, but in expressing a complexity and intensity that I do not pretend to understand.
I have studied at The Art Students League in New York, at the Artists Association of Nantucket, The Nantucket School of Art and Design, and the Woodstock School of Art, and I have been taught and mentored by generous and gifted artists in many locations.