Artist Statement

"Painting is a study of our existence, spirit, and environment, derived from experiences in life. I choose objects that evoke childhood memories, create situations of atmospheric mystery, and bring visual interest through interaction. I’m intrigued by subtle shifts in value and color; yet seek a personal interpretation of the objects rather than a replication. Personality is revealed through the process of painting. Abstract remnants from my process remain visible in the final product. The hand must obey the spirit. "

March 12, 2010

in progress

Dolby Chadwick called today and said they needed images right away of what I'm working on.  I am painting on all 27 paintings simultaneously, so none of them are done yet.  This way of working is good for a number of reasons; 1. It keeps it interesting, and therefore is I don't get bored,  2. the body of work seems to be more cohesive if I'm working a little on each painting every day, and 3.  I find that this produces higher quality paintings because what I am learning today, I can apply to a painting I started two months ago that is lacking.  So, there it is.  Don't judge me, these paintings are still in need of a lot of work.   I also hired someone to help with lu and the house so I can finish this monstrous show in time.  So, if you don't see or hear from me within the next couple of months, I will be hibernating in the studio.