Artist Statement

My Midwest suburban upbringing has given me a unique perspective within this American sub-culture that provides a wide range of topics to explore including environment, architecture, daily routines or “rituals” as I refer to them, spirituality, ideas of home, cultural diversity and time.  My representational works depict scenes of children at play, water, and every day suburban life.  These images are a way for me to capture little redeeming moments in an otherwise mundane environment.

​Recent abstract grid works allude to the redundancies of  suburban architecture, as well as the imposed, underlying structure and conformity of the daily life within this culture. ​ Utilizing found objects in many of my mixed media works, I am able to bring a concrete, physical connection to the immediate environment.  The clear panel that I use for my acrylic paintings provides a smooth, unforgiving surface that lets a little light shine through here and there.