Artist Statement

Every painting session is like a journey that reveals its path only when I am willing to step forward without fear and pretense. I am always surprised by the beautiful and evocative places along the way as I add and subtract paint. But I can pause only briefly to enjoy the evanescent vista, since there is a danger of getting stuck in the moment.  By far the best work is created when I let go of the outcome and embrace the process.

The application of each layer of paint is both intuitive and unique. It is a synthesis of randomness and structure. I collaborate with the painting as it directs me and I direct it.

After weeks of work on a canvas, the many-layered accretion of paint undergoes simultaneous processes of melding, differentiation, and distillation culminating in a deeply luminescent plane of color and form, which seems to evoke the essence and complexity of time past.