Rhythm is life. There is rhythm in a heartbeat, in music, and in design. I dance when I paint. I want to somehow feel the rhythm in my paintings as I feel it in music, totally immersed and totally in sync with something greater than myself. Light dances too. Each painting is a discovery of how the light wraps itself around and through objects which emerge with texture and emotion. Color temperature plays an important part in my paintings. I tint each sanded surface with a color I feel will create a binding of lace throughout. I add layers of pastel until I can begin sculpting and dancing with the light by scratching, blending or brushing. I want that light to be so infused in my subject that I can feel the sunshine.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.