Adversity loves company and, living in New York, I found myself in the perfect place to observe the tribulations of others while forgetting about my own. So many nuisances at a stone’s throw.
Many of these paintings may look like directly observed events, but they're not. I incorporate depictions of the infrastructure of the world around me, both at home and away and, using a variety of sources including memory, produce paintings that are entirely studio inventions.
My paintings reflect the insights and doubts many of us share but often can't find the language to express. I'm luckier than most because over time I've developed the voice to articulate these ideas. In fact, I'd say that my paintings are all about the small idea. If my work is successful, if it has significance, then each painting represents a building block which, when seen over the life of a career, serves a greater purpose, a larger idea that is expressed in the fullness of time.