My work is deeply influenced by artist Mark Rothko whose abstractions deal with basic color combinations and shapes that evoke a simple mood or impression. Nearly all of my pieces aspire to capture sublime subjects such as hope, happiness, harmony, peace, light and serenity. In many ways, my paintings are quiet meditations that aim to give the viewer a sense of calm and comfort.

My paintings are on display at various Peoria area institutions and businesses, including Studios on Sheridan, Exhibit A Gallery, Art Space, and River City Fitness.

I also enjoy hand painting and designing my own notecard line, HeartART, which is carried by several floral shops and art galleries in Peoria, Illinois. You can find my HeartART notecards on the HeartART page of my website.

I've found that it is a tremendously rewarding activity to make art. It is especially inspiring for me to see how each and every piece of art takes on a creative life all its own.



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