Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

Each summer my grandfather would paint the outside of his house; each winter he would paint the interior. As a child, I watched him, rhythmically and consistently painting the exterior of the house and then the interior. Though I was not aware of it then, the days spent watching him paint instilled within me a love and passion for the process of painting.

My work has always been about painting. I built out from the surface of my first paintings because the forms needed to come out into space. Some early paintings were free standing 3-dimensional forms. Some of the forms I have built and painted include: chairs, lamps, curtains, dresses as well as dimensional abstract paintings that hang on the wall. I create/build difficult and challenging surfaces to paint. I believe these surfaces in conjunction with the inherent textures wood, fabric, ceramics lead to a richer, complex experience.