I paint what excites and inspires me -- lighting effects, contrasts in elements and luminous color. I’m drawn to the colors of fleeting light on the still life especially in the morning and early evening. I push the color and texture to convey how I feel and see the composition.
This series of paintings uses expressive force and gestural brushwork to capture the essence of inanimate objects, and uses light to illuminate and to create an atmospheric glow.
The composition of the still life paintings show my interest in portraiture, this time portraits of ordinary household objects. I find the seductive natures of objects and their simplified shapes and colors intriguing. I am also interested in the emotional attachment that is formed with such inanimate objects, similar to the way children give objects personality and life through imaginative play.