I don”t follow trends or have any kind of a formula. Because I can. I would get bored fast if I repeated myself too much. Raw emotion is truth to me and that is what goes into my paintings. If something pisses me off, I paint about it. Lots of RED….Anger is a great tool in image making.
I use different forms. sometimes abstract, sometimes narrative ( Boat Series) Which dealt with depression, illness, loss, and anger.
My earlier works were more cartoon and quirky. Now the quirk is gone and there is a more serious tone.
I meditate everyday and hike in nature by the beach. That has calmed my rage down. As a result my works have become softer and more contemplative.
This is what excites me about painting. It keeps changing. I have failed many times and have been relentless in my battles with the paint. I have have been extremely grateful for those gifts that just happen when everything falls into place.
I have taken long brakes from painting to clear my head. I simply wait and pursue other forms of art making like clay, assemblage, printing, drawing or just do nothing at all. But in the end I always return to painting. I realize that it has taught me patience, besides being my teacher and my best friend.