Painting is guided by a strong gut feeling; an undeniable force that hovers in the back of the mind like a warm glowing lantern in a thick grey fog. This mysterious beacon softly taunts me to follow it, to acknowledge its strength in the curious mind.
I start each painting with layers upon layers of felt gestural marks, I reflect and through various processes and stages I refine what I see in its ever-morphing perspectives. When possible, I attempt to guard the expression of the raw first marks to communicate my state of being during the creation process.
They are visual stories, ambient dreamscapes of implied form that may stand as personal metaphors for the audience. At times my work appears as a fog or a cloud of brush strokes, built up over layers of paint just catching the texture of the canvas.
I am interested in figure/ground ambiguity, form construction, and pattern recognition.The paintings act as puzzles or visual riddles where I might stimulate the viewer by semi-defining forms I notice to ignite their imagination and self-reflection.
I believe art is a venue that allows for dialogue, exploration, and reflection of human feeling which may allow for increased awareness and the positive cultivation of the collective conscious. I strive to make my work a moment of honest reflection for both myself and the viewer.