My work is inspired by nature and infused with emotion. The colors are chosen intuitively. I paint from a place of joy working spontaneously; often starting by putting pastel to paper and letting the piece unfold. I am drawn to pastels as a medium because of their tactile quality and the infinite ways that they can be applied. The main tool used is my hand; the pastel becomes an extension of my hand as though there is no separation between me and the medium.
Each piece is numbered rather than titled. The intention is to allow the viewer their own unique experience with the work without the influence of words. The decision to not name my work was born out of conversations with others as to what the title of one of the pieces should be. Different people saw vastly different things; a night desert in bloom, a marsh in the fall and someone else thought the piece looked like surface of Mars. It was then that I decided they should remain unnamed.