Acrylic and fabric on panel
My painting practice is fundamentally an exploration of surface through pattern,
color, and texture. I have a magpie-like attraction to bright, colorful, decorated objects, but an orderly mind, a love for the grid and a strong schooling (from my architectural design studies) to mistrust the superficial. These contradictory urges come together in my paintings. I work in many layers of acrylic media, starting
with a repeating fabric design at the base and adding elements both rigid and planned (geometric stenciled repeats) and loose and spontaneous (drips, washes, crackled layers). The push and pull between pattern and disorder forms
the heart of these paintings, reflecting my thoughts and desires as I work.