My work is an invitation to slow down and recharge. Planning, doing, going, schlepping, giving; rarely is time taken to simply relax. My abstracts are the result of a conscious effort to NOT plan, NOT think, and to just "be". I let the process of moving paint and my artistic instincts guide me through multiple layers until I feel a connection that I can share with other goers and doers. My art is meant to be viewed as an experience, not a mission to figure it out. The idea is to take a visual journey that creates a recharging of the soul, while meditatively challenging one to discover the secrets of the painting.
Preferring to use a palette knife when painting, I also enjoy using large brushes to acheive different effects while moving 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 combination of abstract with sport-related figures, inspired by Colorado's popular winter sport of downhill skiing as well as my family's favorite sport, baseball.