We all interpret the world through unique lenses. As a painter I am interested in the dynamics of paint as a tool to investigate my perceptions and describe my surroundings. The medium of paint allows me an incredible range of expression. It may be smooth and refined, giving the illusion of space and form, or it might act as pure mark making, documenting gesture and movement of a particular velocity. The formal challenges that Im presented with as I paint such as color relationships, textures, and abstraction, act as a friendly guide to bring the viewer into another world of experience.
It is the paint itself that I am foremost exploring as a means to describe and manipulate my immediate surroundings. A loose theme or idea may prompt me to begin working on a painting, but the material itself tends to pull my interest, which has led me to explore abstraction. The strange language of color and texture continues to question my perceptions and lead me to new insight.
As I work through a painting, as in life, I will make unexpected discoveries or face new challenges. These inexplicably change the course of a piece and I welcome that as an essential part of my process. Through my art I hope to always invoke my own curiosity as well as the viewers.