My paintings are process driven. The physical act of painting has a strong influence on the direction that the painting will ultimately take. While I may have a general concept of what I want to convey, my desire is not to let that preconceived idea limit or constrain me. The repetitive and random application and removal of paint creates elements and patterns that serve as a visual roadmap. From my perspective, I want the act of painting to be a process of discovery. A balance between the urge to control the surface of the painting and the desire to allow mystery and unpredictability to enter into the process. The play of positive and negative spatial relationships also influences my work, as well as visual imagery. Currently my paintings incorporate more visual references. The context of these images infers a correlation or relevancy of meaning based upon the viewer’s own personal experiences.
September Shadows, acrylic on canvas, 36x36
Last Light, acrylic on canvas, 36x36
Cascade, acrylic on canvas, 48x60
Willow Pond, acrylic on canvas, 60x48