I am certainly influenced by all the Impressionists, and with the same ideology, paint to capture the essence of a moment in time, celebrating the freshness of oil paint, in aggressive, confident brushwork, trying not to fuss over the small detail, rather to capture primarily the form, mood and light, with a strong and dynamic design I instinctively build into each composition. I paint often, working spontaneously, with high energy, and a positive spirit.
From the very beginning there has been an alluring aspect about texture that has influenced my work. Considering the important role that the surface can play in jewelry it is natural for me to focus on this area of design. The juxtaposition of a hard grainy texture next to the smooth surface of a pearl helps me develop the visual stimulus that I am looking for.