This body of work is decidedly French in nature and a naturalistic approach is embedded in the 19th Century French Academic training, coupled with a thorough understanding of classical aesthetics and technique. The work seeks an impression of life from a delicately modeled rose to the energy of a wind-swept landscape, relying continuously on the ability to create the illusion of the third dimension. From figures in darkened spaces to patterns of blown weeds in sun-drenched fields, the naturalistic eye captures the mood of the subject and the emotion it evokes.
In an effortless manner, the paintings weave warm and cool colors, alternately transparent and opaque, into an ingenious tapestry of abstract and concrete forms. Absolute harmony of value and a subtle rhythm of line contribute to a limpid atmosphere in the work.