“The landscape along the coast inspires me every day. I mostly find it to be joyful with sunny days and beautiful beaches. Each beautiful in its own way, my goal is to capture the spirit of what I see. Grounded with an element that is recognizable I always want my work to be relatable to everyone.
This series, ‘Summer Smiles’, is an expression of being happy at the beach with family and friends. Vibrant colors are used to communicate the feelings felt by the seaside. I begin each work by splattering a multitude of colors across the canvas. Then a horizon is established. Layers upon layers of paint is used next to achieve depth. Palette knives create the smoothness and replication of vastness across the canvas. Choosing which part of the underpainting to show through is the most difficult but also the most fun. It’s what energizes the painting. This is a fun and colorful series that I hope puts a smile on your face.”