The transmutable quality of water seems endless. It is at once a vast frozen glacier and an invisible wall of humidity. In a matter of minutes, waters beauty and serenity can become a frighteningly dark and tumultuous rage. It is a destroyer of life, yet without it life would cease to exist. For these reasons, it has been the subject or the stage on which the subject has been activated for artists and writers since time immemorial.
My most recent paintings and projects are inspired by the serenity of Milton Averys ocean scenes and Katsushika Hokusais depictions of waterfalls and waves. I build up layers of acrylic paint and collage, after which I juxtapose or intermingle silver, gold, or copper leaf, reminiscent of Japanese screens and scroll paintings. In each work I strive to capture the memory and spirit of the landscape.