Abstract Figurative

Meeting someone new, I long to know more than the face they present to the world. As they reveal passions and dreams, I see an individual embraced by the secret things that fill them with joy or sorrow or fear. In the outdoors surrounding my home, I come upon birds and other wild but ordinary creatures so fleetingly present that they dissolve naturally into an abstract landscape. The combination of real and not real, actuality and dreams, intrigues me and draws me to the studio to paint.

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