Artist Statement

My work is based on the nuances and dynamics of light, color and shape. Most of
all, I am influenced by the natural world around me. From an early age, I drew and
studied the works of artist in the collections at the Chicago Art Institute. The impact
of the impressionists and expressionists was extremely strong, but did not limit my
appreciation of other styles including the abstractionists. Painting allowed me to
express myself. It continues to intrigue and encourage my own personal development
as an artist.