Like magic, at a 1998 workshop in Sorèze, France, my life as an artist turned to color. I'd spent 20 years working in black-and-white as a fashion illustrator in Cincinnati, Ohio spending my free time in jazz clubs, and falling in love with French language and culture whenever I could afford airfare. On that fateful 1998 trip, the caps came off the tubes and I've been painting full-time ever since.
My most satisfying work is unrestrained, with bold color and gestural brushstrokes. I paint intuitively, almost impulsively, celebrating the shapes and patterns of color and light I "see" within any subject matter. Exploring this borderland between representation and abstraction is a continuous challenge and source of fascination.