Statement

Complex sounds, spaces, textures and tones translate into complex surfaces making a painting very rich.  These musical ideas inform all of my work. Sometimes the rhythms are submerged and sometimes they rise to the top. 

Striving to paint emotion, I want to create the awe, the wonder, the experience we feel in nature, in music, in special life moments.  That feeling that gives us pause.

There is a dialogue that develops between myself and the painting.  As the layers of paint accumulate so does the meaning.  Connections flow and coalesce into magical and mysterious combinations.  These actions renew my spirit in the act of creation.