My paintings embody the essence of Abstract Expressionism — vibrance, color, action, depth and non-objective beauty.

My intention as a painter is to express the full range of my creative and sensory experience and to evoke in the viewer an energetic and personal response.

Growing up in a small village in Kenya, East Africa, I experienced a feeling of freedom and expansion on the vast African plains, as well as a deep connection to nature and the physical/transcendent world.  Going on Safari, attending a multi-racial school, riding horses in the bush,   these early years became the the bedrock of my artistic enterprise.  

My formal art training at Yale University and the New York Studio school gave me a structure and many tools to organize and channel my deep love of color, texture and light.

Equally my early training in the metaphysical and healing arts as well as my love of dance, surfing, and  movement also serve as a catalyst for my energetically driven paintings. 

I paint as an explorer going on a sensory journey.  I disappear into the unknown and dig for what will unravel and reveal itself: scraping, scratching, wiping, adding, subtracting.   Inviting drips, stains, layering, and accidents.

I paint on a large scale so I can feel my body moving across a big field.  I crave the space for spontaneous gestures, for paint to drip and colors to collide.  

I search for the image, and its proper place in the world around it.  Words and images appear, disappear, become buried and resurface.

Sometimes this process happens magically.  Sometimes it takes months before the total rhythm of the painting finds the resonance I seek, the moment of yes.

My paintings are a direct reflection of my emotions, dreams, desires, idiosyncrasies and memories.

In the process of painting I open myself up to something much larger than myself.  In my studio, time melts away and I journey into an expansive universe, as wide as the Serengeti. I enter a world of space and matter where i am able to capture a feeling of abandon, joy, intensity and depth.