Glass / Sculpture , 16" x 12" x 12".
When selecting subject matter, I’m particularly drawn to landscapes and shoreline environs. The subtle changes in atmosphere during the times of the day in any given season afford me the opportunity to achieve a specific mood or effect in my work. I am fascinated with fog, early morning and evening light-- stemming from my fondness of the Impressionist and Expressionist movements in Europe and in the United States.
In addition, the effects of sunlight can be equally exciting to capture as the dappled light brings warmth and shadows on the land and water. The medium of pastel, which is my preference, allows me to explore the textures and colors of nature during the different seasons of the year and times of the day. Pastels also blend in a unique way due to the nature of the chalk-like medium and lend themselves to vibrant, soft and subtle color variations and textures. My latest works explore the restaurant scene as well as the surrounding landscapes of Michigan’s lake regions.