Painting is expansion and limitation. It is exploration, making existence known, finding meaning and tolerating not knowing. It is a continuous re-calibrating to one's senses and to greater realities.
I recently re-discovered my love for painting after a long journey through sculpture, writing and construction work. I make my living as a clinical psychologist helping people to come to terms with life's disappointments and helping them change and grow. The artistic process is a parallel process that demands working the tension between what is and what we would like the world to be.
I am interested in nature, matter and the world of things, how we relate to them, how we shape them but are also shaped by them. In the process of re-imagining "the world as it is" it becomes more knowable and we become more aware of who we are.
I am also intrigued with how we relate to each other, form long lasting connections and try to be intimate. The tension, pain and awe of our struggle to reconcile our wishes to be both independent and connected informs my work.