Painting is one of my greatest challenges in life, and I love that challenge. The decision making along the way is part intuitive and part learned. This internal conversation is my artistic discovery. The driving forces of my work are the color combinations and the accuracy of drawing. I feel fulfilled and accomplished when a painting is going well.
I use pastel because it is the closest I can get to drawing and painting at the same time. Pastels permit me to get my fingers directly into the medium that I otherwise wouldn’t when using a paintbrush. I layer color upon color, applying the pure pigment onto sanded paper allowing viewers to mix the colors in their mind’s eye. When I have created this interaction with my art, then my challenge has been met.