I am a person who simply loves to paint and the work I make is primarily about that material experience.
Each of my paintings starts as a simple act of homage to materials. In the work my affinity for orgnic line and gesture frequently results in a composition suggestive of organic forms or a natural environment. Sometimes a remembered impression of a particular place or reference to a certain narrative will begin to emerge during the process of painting.
My subject is the feeling of brushing and scraping paint onto a surface, of pouring it across a page or of quietly watching it wick, meander and separate under its own gravity.
The textures and marks of making the work build the experience of a finished work. A painting is complete when it strikes a balance between movement and stillness, energy and calm, darkness and light.