After focusing on sculpting for years then painting landscapes, I have become addicted to the puzzle of creating abstract imagery. Inspired by nature, my approach to painting is process oriented. Photographs I have taken are seed for the organic forms, lyrical lines, rhythms, patterns and colors that emerge in my current body of work. Recently, I have been further exploring distinct areas of a previous painting; this detailed composition is what propels me into my next abstraction.
I paint on linen in acrylic, various mediums, acrylic flow, pastes and water. I use large and small brushes, palette knives, squeegees, rags and my fingers.
Layers of large sweeping gestures generate dominant forms. I continuously refine and edit- adding and eliminating through means of rubbing, dripping, drawing, developing the surface and creating patterns with mark making. Often densely painted areas coincide with translucent washed over forms, creating space and structure.
I paint abstractly because of the unpredictability of the process; thoughtfully considered, deliberate choices unearth new and unexpected adventures.