Floral painting was a love of mine for many years, but a few years ago I felt it was time to take on new challenges by changing my focus to abstraction and non-representational themes. However, my old paintings have often been the foundation from which I created many new works. A drawing for a new painting contains carefully drawn shapes and or objects. My goal is to create movement or “flow” by weaving color, giving the shapes a directional visual feel, unity, interplay and depth. At times this process seems to take on a life of its own and becomes something quite different from my original plan.
I have almost always created works of art into a series. New ideas about expanding the methods I currently use continue to come to mind. I see these news ideas as very original and often coming from the creative spirit from within.