My paintings are all inspired by some sort of spark, something that wows me or quietly invites me to linger, or a combination of both. Typically my spark is an area of contrast and aren't we all innately attracted to some degree of contrast?
I avoid conflict and tension in life but have learned that there is a delicious tension, an inherent beauty and balance to including both within my work. I love capturing and maintaining that spark, relating it to the balance of my painting and playing with how much more I need to give.
There’s that temptation to overdo it; to crowd a painting with too much information, especially when it is in constant motion at the edge, wherever one finds that edge to be.