The artist paints the struggle between himself and his subject
My interests lie in the territory between image and abstraction, and subject and meaning, in direct, non-ironic language.
The paintings are a dis-representational, interior vision of the natural world, where the land/scape is occurring; where it is familiar but not universal; where essences are present but unfixed.
I am a painter of shadows, that both hold unknowns and provide refuge.
Nature operates as a reflection of ourselves; us but not; a conscience that knows better.
Formally, interests are of density, value, and space. The approach is reactive and spontaneous as a means of achieving full, uninterrupted contact with the subject. There is a direct relationship between materiality of paint and earthly matter.
A lighter, more lyrical palette has been recently imposed, to broaden the statement and expressive range.
Recognizing the current, fragile state of the environment, and our role in its condition, these impressions are neither foreboding nor hopeful, but merely reflective of a given, permanent state of uncertainty.