I was introduced to the world of oil paint and abstract expressionism while growing up in Kansas City, Missouri next door to amazing artists, Lou Marak and Philomene Bennett. I have painted consistently throughout my life and my move to Chicago 10 years ago marked my absolute commitment to it.
I paint abstract internal landscape of what I see and how I experience the world around me. I work intuitively without sketches, source material or preconception of the end result. I build up layers of paint until the right composition unfolds on the surface. I study the compositions between layers and then decide whether or not to continue exploring with more paint. This process is repeated until a picture unfolds with complete fluidity and congruency (which can take up to several years).
The quintessence behind my work is the personal dialogues between it and the viewer. The work starts off as a reflection of myself and then becomes that of the person connecting with it. My titles are intended to enhance a piece, not define or narrate it.