Flowers are resilient though delicate. They can withstand a summer tempest and yet be pulled from the ground by the hands of a child. They bloom, sway, and wither. I love capturing a moment though brief, celebrating this beauty in joyous large-scale renderings. I represent the flower’s strength in its sheer size and bold pigment accompanied with its graceful quality through a sense of movement: A snapshot of life, brought to immense proportions.
My paintings are an exploration of strong dynamic color and gentle gestural patterns found in nature. I use pastels to allow for a quick expression of gesture and an immediacy of color manipulation while retaining their lush intensity. Unifying these qualities, I celebrate life: life ever moving, ever changing, resilient nevertheless delicate.
"River Dance" dramatically expressing a lily’s journey from emerging bud to bursting bloom by the intertwining conversations and silence of neighboring flowers. Chosen out of hundreds of artwork, I was thrilled and honored to represent our state. Maryland First Lady, Yumi Hogan, chaired the jury selection of the various artworks for the gallery.
"River Dance" pastel painting 39" x 89" was reproduced as an enlarged 8 foot square fabric print. Located in Gallery D behind security, between the D and E terminals is now on permanent collection at BWI Airport.