6497 Powell Hill Road
Naples, NY 14512
Also showing: Jill Secrest
Upon experimenting with pastels a decade or so ago, I was hooked. The immediacy and brilliance of the colors is like magic. The layering of the material creates a vibrance unique to pastels. Occasionally I explore layering acrylic paints, but pastels remain my primary calling.
My art explores both outer and inner landscapes. The solitude and quiet of my surroundings in the Finger Lakes region of New York offer an unlimited resource of natural beauty to draw from. My abstract work reflects an inner landscape, inviting the viewer to bring something of themselves to the piece.
I hope my work can touch on the qualities that the natural world so simply expresses. I aim for my pastels to convey a sense of solitude, atmosphere, and balance - similar to the internal quiet and centering I experience while creating my art.