Color is my voice, my bilingual language, my way of communicating with the world what I see and how it makes me feel.
I am driven by challenges, and new discoveries, and many times disappointments which contributes to the many complex layers of paint and color. I still cannot find a color combination that does not inspire me with its new language. I am so convinced that the history of the piece is the true beauty and my use of color allows that to manifest itself.
About her process:
As an expressionist abstract painter, several factors take place before I start painting. I select my pallet based on the series or the subject matter. I have an idea of what I hope to achieve but the piece takes shape quickly, and leads the way.
I start with a base coat of patterns and shapes creating what I consider the most important step. This is when the memories of my visit start coming to life - the city I visited, the buildings that intrigued me through the layers of paint, the window I longed to peer through. I continue adding larger shape, defining the composition and setting the movement of the piece.
Many layers reveal fragments. I add and remove paint, creating a history meant to be explored, and felt thru the use of scale and texture. The layers like life itself, need history to tell the story. Added texture and color enhance the design, creating a strong composition as well as tension within the elements. I often spend a great deal of time cleaning up brush or knife strokes, and applying countless layers of glazes to enhance the dominant colors and composition.
When others sense the experience and emotion I convey, this is the true measure of success.