I use color and paint to describe relationships between people, and people to their environment, particularly life in the city. I am fascinated by personal narratives and dramas juxtaposed against the background of the pulsating cityscape. Inner and outer dialogues between the figures in my paintings are revealed through layers of transparent paint. Recently I have added collage to the paintings to increase the intensity of the painted reality.
I tend to work in series: From the Family Snapshots series, I wanted to portray an essence, especially the strength of the women, passed on to me from my female relatives. In the Blue series, images flowing through swirls of colors lead the viewer into a world I create consisting of blueness as a place to get lost in-ocean and sky, as well as orange, blues counterpart-fiery, hot , angry, like sun and fire, burning colors to express intensity. The City People series reflects people of all kinds who live in the city. Each painting in this series explores the complexities of personal inner life and the relationship to the public through figurative stories. Brightly painted figures are set in the street, in relation to each other, and the surrounding cityscape. My most recently completed series, The Shoprite series, depicts the customers and staff, as they shop and work in my local mega supermarket.
I am currently beginning, Generations of Brooklyn, in which multi-generational families from different backgrounds and neighborhoods in Brooklyn are depicted as they are today, against the backdrop of their particular histories. In this body of work, I am investigating vivid examples of how history intersects with the subjects life through their own personal narrative.