Art and design have always played an integral role in my life. Even after three decades as a graphic designer, I still enjoy creating visual representations of ideas. During the years I practiced design, as well as painted portraits and murals, my objective has been just that: to create an accurate and objective view of a concept of reality. In the last decade, however, my creative passion has turned to the process, not the outcome. Now I strive to let my paintings emerge on their own without the need to control what they will become. During their creation, my paintings transform many times from one state to another: from spontaneous processes to those more deliberate and precise, and often back again.
By exploring a variety of media and responding intuitively as each layer reacts with those before it, I endeavor to achieve areas both subtle and overt in the texture and surface of the piece. Oil, cold wax, acrylic, collage, metal leaf, resin, nails, and burnt paper coalesce and interact to yield fortunate accidents.
I feel a strong affinity for mid-century artists such as Cy Twombly, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Mathias Goeritz, Yves Klein, and Richard Diebenkorn, and contemporary artists Pat Steir, Gerhard Richter, Rudolf Stingel, Christian Hetzel, Hayashi Takahiko, and Olivia Jeffries, whose work also emphasizes materials, spontaneity, and emotion.