Life is not a straight line.
My paintings are painted with a gestural technique; throwing, splattering and dripping numerous layers of paint onto the canvas using brushes and sticks. The paintings subject matter varies from landscape to nests and tangles. The technique is abstract, the style, impressionism. Many of my works are over 8ft., some up to 12ft. By virtue of size and technique the viewer is led into the tangled threads and splatters of paint to discover the substance and feel of the subject matter, the essence of the painted, formed amidst the perceived chaos of drips and splashes. A performance art visualized with impasto effect
What may initially appear to be simple tosses of paint, is actually quite difficult. Numerous times I have discarded a painting because it isn't 'right', even though I'm not always sure what 'right' is myself... a look, a feel, an interpretation, the light dark ratio, the throw, etc. all have to come into play correctly to create the interpretation I envision. The throws, have intention, though there is an element of unpredictability due to the technique, which allows for the perceived chaos that make up the paintings.
My art work is exhibited nationally in museums, schools, galleries and in the public and private sector and internationally in a Luxembourg gallery.I was born in Beirut Lebanon to American parents traveling abroad. I graduated with distinction in Art with an emphasis in Art History
In addition to being a fine artist, I am a published poet, lecturer, workshop leader and teacher. I was the 2011 recipient of the Kenneth Picerne Artist Outreach Grant,a 2012 Collins Family Foundation Grant and the 2014 Kerr Foundation Grant to teach expressive arts to sheltered teens at Casa de Amparo.