ARTIST PERSPECTIVE

Music, particularly jazz has always been a major influence on my work. The improvisational nature of jazz strikes a chord within me, as well as its ability to evoke such emotion while seemingly coming from an unknowable world.  These qualities are magical to me and I want those qualities to resonate in my paintings. In my work I strive to create a cultural form of memory using what I term visual reasoning. Color like music has the same ability to evoke emotion but color doesn’t come from an unknowable world, color is very visible. Color and pattern are like layers of thought and emotion likened to musical phrasings, cadences, crescendos, and themes and variations. I am a colorist…

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