ARTIST STATEMENT

I find myself drawn to desolate landscapes. While walking in a clear-cut area or parking lot at dusk, a kind of peace intertwined with melancholy exists. Simultaneous feeling of damage and anxiety are accompanied by a beautiful melody. The melody prevails but not without the price of the Garden lost The landscape left behinds holds symbols of the experience. I recognize these symbols intuitively-the process that alters this outer landscape also changes the inner one. The surrounding desolation becomes alive with new growth from nature and human condition. Destruction cannot escape creation. The delicate properties of watercolor, gouache/ paper compliment my feelings of wistfulness about nature. While the media/ patterns make up the skin of my construction, the shapes generate specific meaning and provide a formal platform giving the images/ symbols clarity, dimension and solidity. By making paintings constructions, I take part in the restoration process in a physical and spiritual sense.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

RESONANCE, Meditation Drawings, Olin Gallery, Salem VA 2011
Something to Put Something On, Box 13, Artspace, Houston TX 2010
NEW YORK MOMENTS George Billis Gallery NYC 2010
Gallery Artist: Selected Works:George Billis Gallery LA 2010
Installation: Red Dot Art Fair, George Bills Gallery LA Miami FL 2010
Installation, ARTChicago. George Bills Gallery NYC Chicago IL


EDUCATION

MA Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches Texas 1997
BFA, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas1993