Colors and light are the mainspring when a new piece is forming; the desire to create erupts from a yearning to see colors interact on the canvas. The use of bold, contrasting colors increasingly takes precedence in directing the mood of my paintings.
My current work is focused on urban landscapes; mostly the beauty of San Francisco streets and neighborhoods. I try to engage the viewer by creating a mood with the exaggerated colors. A person may feel that there is a particular story behind the painting, interpreted by how they perceive the colors. I tend to paint the scenes showing city lights as well, so my paintings tend to be during that time before the sun rises or has just set. In French, this time is called ‘between dog and wolf’.