I try to paint with passion and intelligence.
I like my paintings to be engaging and well-crafted. The images are spontaneous and intuitively generated. I create my work from a wide variety of sources, drawing on my own life experiences and interests.
My work is grounded in abstraction yet it avoids formalism. I try to generate paintings that will oscillate between the possibility of subjective reading and a work's primary existence as an abstract presence.
My paintings, in many ways, are a commentary on contemporary life, spanning the final decade of the 20th Century and the opening years of the 21st. As such, they reflect the intent to both connect with the natural world and negotiate the constructed world; to illuminate the interior through an examination of the exterior; to reveal the unseen architecture of everyday life.
Mystery and revelation, history and myth, intuition and logic, dream and memory... these are the polarities that compel and inform the heart of my work.
The 20th Century anthropologist and philosopher Claude Levi-Strauss suggested that art lies on a continuum halfway between science and magic. That proposition still seems accurate a decade into the 21st Century.