My work is an invitation to slow down and recharge. Planning, doing, going, schlepping, giving. Rarely do people have the time to simply stop and relax. My art offers a reason to pause and reflect.
My abstracts are the result of a conscious effort to NOT plan, NOT think, and to just BE. By utilizing the process of moving paint and my refined artistic instincts as a guide, I add multiple layers of paint on a canvas until I feel a connection I can share with others. My art is meant to be viewed as an experience. My goal is to invite the viewer to pause and recharge, while being mentally challenged to discover the secrets of the painting.
Preferring to use a palette knife when painting, I also enjoy using large brushes to achieve different effects while moving and mixing paint. Gorky, Kline, and de Kooning are all artists whose work has influenced my paintings. I learn something new each time I study the paintings of Hans Hofmann and Richard Diebenkorn.
While considered primarily an abstract expressionist, I also enjoy organic and figure-based subjects. Currently, I'm exploring the use of new colors and shapes in my paintings while staying true to my approach of enouraging my subconscious to be reflected in my work.