Artist's Statement

 

In my recent paintings, I am exploring color as visual communication.  My vocabulary of shapes repeat from painting to painting but their meaning changes within the context of color.  I like to think that I’m having conversations without words, using color and form to communicate.  One painting, entitled “Consensus,” has different facets that link together to represent a dialogue.  Another painting, “Loud and Clear,” is graphic with clear shapes.

 

Color continues to be my primary source of inspiration, but these complex paintings are about communication, not about observation from nature, like much of my other work.  I work on many paintings at once, developing a conversation that connects the body of work.  The paintings are built with similar elements, but each takes on a different meaning as the context shifts.  Sequence, inflection, rhythm and silence are all part of these visual conversations as I continue to discover new connections between color, form and meaning.