My childhood was spent dancing. It was my first love and also my first career. I
mention this because I think that it informs my paintings. I see line as movement.
Texture, form, the way that colors interact are all different manifestations of motion
The calligraphic mark. Line as gesture. My excitement in finding a true or honest
line, formal and expressive, has led me to more involvement with drawing in my
Though the paintings are abstract, there is sometimes an iconographic suggestion
in these lines of things found in nature, or of figures in motion, and when such
imagery emerges I allow it to remain in the work without either deliberately
enhancing it or disguising it.
I continuously make small drawings with ink on vellum and paintings on paper.
I see these works as pieces in their own right, but they are also the media in which
I develop my language as a painter, and they often serve as points of departure for