It is the nature of painting that drives the meaning of my work. Organic patterns, architectual constructions and color relationships influrence my ideas. While painting I respond to the marks with a focus on the necessary intellectual decisions as it pertains to formal aspects. This creates an ongoing dialogue within each painting and within the body of work itself. It is an exploration in abstraction. I seek to develop an image to a minimal unencumbered space that reflects a state of balance. The process is both intuitive and critical.
In my most recent collection of paintings I've pared the intellectual and formal decisions of my expression to create a body of work where color is the subject.
The work gives a strong nod to color field painting of the 1950's and 1960's and is inspired by geometry with the use of flat solid hues and an overall consistency of form.
My process is to apply mulitple thin layers of paint in oil to achieve an organic and rich surface. The strong line and ordered composition intend to provide a visual movement that interplays with the seduction and impact of the color.