My work is diverse, ranging from intuitive abstract paintings to assemblages made from found and altered objects to equine art.
Here in the high country, changes in the natural world abound. It is almost impossible not to connect to the elements and to be deeply affected by their most subtle to dramatic shifts. My paintings involve intuiting and capturing these transitory states, as I ask questions such as:
What does wind say to water?
How does the rain inform a river, a high mountain stream?
What is happening, in those seemingly empty spaces in nature, the interstices that are filled with energy, movement and life force?
What do horses think and feel?
The history of ranching and mining here in Western Colorado is threaded with inventive use of what is at hand. I tap into this vein, as I make assemblages from pieces of rusted ranching machinery, used ordinary household items, construction leftovers, newly painted objects and other odds and ends. It is fun to play with discarded things and to see what emerges .
Horses are a primary part of my life. They continue to be my close companions and teachers. Some of the equine drawings and paintings that I make are portraits of individual horses and their relationships to each other. Others are about the qualities all horses; their freedom, movement, power and essence that continues to weave into human hearts.