I start a painting with the open mindedness of an explorer. I don't fully know where any given piece will land but am certain that if I show up to work every day, it will arrive at its destination. Ultimately the process/act of creating is as important as the final outcome.
I paint what I know--figures, still lifes, and landscapes--but push these "knowns" into abstracted places. I combine my love of color, form, line and design without fully abandoning representation.
I work in a constant state of experimentation and discovery. My material range from oils, acrylic, and latex, to graphite, oil pastels, and collage--media whose very nature allows me the freedom to work expressively and without hesitaion. I often work directly on lare sheets of canvs or paper on the walls, sometimeszs using tools like extension poles, squeegees and oversized paintbrushes.
As a self-taught painter, artistic growth is critical to me. While transformation is a challenge on many level, it forces me to go beyond what I think I know and feeds my curious nature.