Artist Statement

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Sunday Drive to Chimayo, 2016, 30″ x 48″

I am enchanted by the variety and beauty of western skies–clear blue from top to bottom, piled high with sunlit clouds, marbled with swirls of feathery translucence, lurid at sunset, purple with monsoon rains, soft with evening gradations of turquoise and lilac.

A lightning strike is awesome when viewed through a car’s windshield. A rainbow in the rearview mirror is breath taking. A highway stretching toward the horizon pulls us into the sky.

I paint these scenes so that my collectors will wake to a sunrise feeling hopeful, pause during a busy day to lose themselves in a cloudscape, see promise in a rainbow, relax in the glow of evening, be awestruck by a thunderstorm.