I paint primarily with oil on wood panel. My work utilizes books as the subject matter. I have always thought that books possess qualities beyond their text. A beautifully bound book, even if it's old and worn, can be an art object by itself. The paintings like the books they depict are a window into the world that might not otherwise be accessible. I hope that my artwork enhances the joy that can be found in reading and in a small way raises the awareness of the importance of literacy.
I am starting some new work that pays homage to women writers that have made significant progress towards equality with their words. Their books still have the power to educate, inform and motivate women today. Reading, like viewing art, allows us a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us. In some small way, I hope to put you in the writer’s shoes through this new series of paintings. We owe a great debt to these women for moving us forward. With all that said, there still is work to do.
"The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think."