Artist Statement

I am a painter with a primary focus on the human figure. I can find rhythmic line in the movement of body gesture, shapes in human contours, composition with figures in relation to one another and the environment. I am now venturing into more narrative imagery with the human connection to the mysteries of the natural world. Inspiration comes from life's emotions through the beautiful as well as the dark experiences, from moments of contemplation and reflection through self portraiture, and being lifted on the wing of the Raven through this spiritual journey. Exploring landscapes with expressionistic eyes has also attracted my attention. It is all about showing up, discovery, courage, disappointment, pure joy, and the paint and brush.

Video by Matthew Conley.