In 2008 we began building a home in the Asheville area. At that time due to the demand of building I spent my time between Avon, CT and Asheville. I had to give up my studio in CT so I was not painting during the build. When I would engage in conversation and discuss that I was an artist, almost always people would say, “You must be inspired by the mountains”. I would quickly say no as I did not want anyone to think I was a traditional vs. abstract painter. But funny how life creeps in, so when I had my home studio all set up to paint, what do you think came out, Abstract Mountain Paintings. I laughed at my self and said, “of course you are inspired by the mountains”. So the journey of Abstract Mountain Paintings began, they were soft, surreal and very vibrant in their color.
The Abstract Mountain Paintings I create are landscapes surrounded by 3 to 4 colors of whites, I am not afraid to let negative or white space fill a painting, I think it helps to drive you to the image faster and more completely. You know immediately these are Abstract Mountains Paintings, and I name them from all the trails that surround beautiful WNC. I love escaping into the paintings once completed.