“Understanding the fact that we are essentially water is the key to uncovering the mysteries of the universe. If you reexamine the world around you from this new perspective, you will start to see things as you have never seen them before.”
Quote from Masaru Emoto in “Hidden Messages in Water”
Distortions and imperfections created by the constantly changing and malleable element of water are the sources of endless inspiration and mystery for me. Water has beckoned me as an artist for the last thirty years. I use oil paint, watercolor, photography and video work to capture the abstractions that water and reflective materials provide. Nature provides its own template for abstractions, and I am simply trying to transcribe them. I am obsessed with water's distortions, insinuations, gravity-defying structures, and upside-down displays of color. I could create the abstractions though I find it so much more interesting that they are already in nature, surrounding us reflected in puddles, rivers, oceans, glass, metal. If I can impact the way the viewers see the world around them, I feel I have succeeded as an artist.
I was born and raised in New Jersey, and after 25 years, have returned, now living in Red Bank. After receiving my BFA from St. Mary's College in Indiana, I moved to San Francisco to paint murals before receiving my MFA from the Johnson State College/Vermont Studio Center program. I lived in New York City, worked and showed at SoHo 20 Gallery, Warburg gallery, and Dietz Art Space and participated in the Tribeca Art Walks. Always following water's inspiration, I’ve taught, painted murals, and lectured while showing my work around the country and abroad. My passion is to paint the abstractions already present in nature. I love knowing that I help people see the unexpected.
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