“Color, process and materials define my art. My colors are rooted in nature, personal history and modern culture and amplified by cracking, bubbling, pigment separation and oil slicks on the surface of my work. My approach to painting comes from a natural inclination to experiment with materials and to find new ways of using paint to coerce color into visually interesting forms.
I like the idea of viewers connecting to the work by visualizing the action involved in each production. I work solely by hand, applying several layers of paint from above and around all sides of a painting. My intuition about how paint behaves relies upon repeated experimentation with paint body composition, pigment, sheen and viscosity. Unique delivery of beautiful color is my goal.
Beyond function or interpretation, I want viewers to see the color dynamics and raw materials within each of my works – seeing the whole for the larger, gestural action and up close for the smaller, chemical action occurring within the materials.”