Why naked?

When sharing my artwork, I’m completely vulnerable–open to acceptance and appreciation or rejection and failure. My work is metaphorically naked, an authentic, raw, honest, enigmatic, and innately me.

What is intuitive painting?

I have no idea what I’m doing. Each painting begins with no expectations. By embracing uncertainty through layers of colors, textures, and brush strokes that simply feel right, I focus on the mindful act of creating in the moment. Eventually, each work unfolds in its own way, more beautifully than I could have planned. An atmospheric energy or implied form reveals itself and I intuitively fill in the imagery. It’s a relaxing and playful process like finding animal shapes in clouds or faces in tree bark. Painting without any identifiable concept of success is daunting and beautifully freeing. Finished works take on a captivating and unintentionally surreal quality.

Messy. Detailed. Colorful. Meaningful. Subtle. Restless. Energetic. Trivial. Tranquil. The ambiguous and contradictory nature of the human experience is mirrored in my work. When engaging with my work, I invite people to explore their unique inner responses. Do specific colors evoke emotions? What forms and imagery do you notice? What memories do they provoke? What story or atmosphere envelopes you? Like our own perceptions of life, nearly understood then slipping away. Beauty formed from cacophony into a calming sense of peace and stillness. A precious moment only for yourself lost in art. This moment.

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