My process is a combination of intuitive drawing, conscious shaping and layering, and the search for my spontaneous 5-year old self.
I have no idea what the painting will be when I start. Each begins by marking with crayons and paint, and then a conversation between my arm, my eyes, my feelings, and the surface of the painting takes over. Marks are made and covered up, imagery is created, erased, and reimagined. I keep working until the surface feels interesting, and I use color, line, shape and plane changes to express my feelings about what I see, remember, or invent.
I am a founding member of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria Virginia where I am a resident artist. In the summer I am part of the Smalling–Finsen Studio + Gallery in Penobscot Maine and the Deer Isle Artists Association in Deer Isle Maine.