A Little About Me
My intuition pulls me to my subject. I never know who or what I will be painting until the subject pulls me to it. In following that interior voice, I have chosen subject matter which is personal. The figurative work that I choose does not derive from professional models. My portrait paintings are of people I know. If I paint a still life, it is often a surprise as to what I choose and the arrangement I select. The same approach is true when I select the landscape as subject matter.
I never use photography but rather I choose to work directly from life, and I make that choice because of the vitality and energy transmitted from what I am seeing.
I am invested in color and the color I choose is visible and vibrating in nature. I firmly believe that color is a personal aesthetic. In my opinion color is always a vehicle for expression. As my painting evolves the color evolves and becomes rich, layered and more satisfying. At that point something feels right, and I believe the painting is complete.
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