I am interested in exploring the relationship between what is felt and what is known about the reality we occupy. To depict that space where science and myth, intuition and fact meet. These paintings are based on observations of nature and meant to touch on that intuitive sense that everything is made of the same stuff. Constantly transitioning in an endless cycle.
My process is to use surface and color to play out natures process of creation and evolution on the canvas. Each painting is a unique geography that takes on a shape of it’s own through palette, texture, solid color spaces, and dripping paint. I don’t see these paintings as resolved but rather snapshots of a moment in time for each particular environment.
I graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1994 with a BFA. Although I had majored in Communication Arts and began working as an illustrator right out of college, it was important to me to cultivate a personal artistic direction, so the first years after college I did a lot of exploration in painting and sculpture. I experimented with realistic, abstract, conceptual and non-objective styles. Through this exploration I found focus in what I wanted to paint and what I wanted to pursue as an artist. Throughout the bodies of work that I have developed there is a consistency in trying to capture that ineffable, emotional response one has while feeling connected to the natural environment. This connection, I feel, cannot be captured through realistic interpretation but rather through emulating the cycles, struggles, and harmonious conflicts ever present in the natural world through paint and composition.