Artist Statement

Artist Statement
 
 Building on a life-long passion for painting, I have studied in undergraduate and graduate paintng and drawing courses at Mills College with Professor Hung Liu, and more recently with Professior Yulia Pinkusevich. My abstract paintings explore a wide variety of surfaces, media, and textures. I paint on canvas, wood, and paper, and have recently emphasised working with ink, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, and oil. I use paint brushes and unusual tools such as toothbrushes, cooking basters, and wooden sticks. 
 
My abstract paintings invite the viewer to interpret the work in terms of their own experiences. Internationally acclaimed poet Channa Bloch stated  “ I was drawn by her paintings’ philosophical depth, their searching quality -- the way she used the materials of art to ask hard questions about the meaning of life”. Some have felt the paintings Enter and Exit  initiate thoughts about the beginning and  ending of life. Several people with a strong musical background feel they can “hear” the music in the  Jazz series of paintings. Some viewers of Shrouded Lady see her as walking toward them; some see her as walking way.
 
 When I start a painting I am not sure what the finished reslut will be. The excitement of experimentation brings both intentiona; and unexpected results. This process feeds my passion for transporming a blank canvas into a painting.