As an art extrovert, I paint both to connect with people and to push my work beyond the “obvious” and into a story that I want to tell. I am passionate about recording the humor, the absurd, and the eccentric that surrounds us.
I have a disciplined studio practice and work in series, whether subject or palette driven. This gives me the chance to reflect on themes from several perspectives.
My work is a process where I find a subject, study it, maybe add in humor or emotion and then go to the easel.
Watching and listening to individuals discuss my work reinforces my sense of success. It means the painting was accessible and produced an emotional reaction whether it is excitement, contemplation, or a smile. Unfortunately because of the Covid Virus, I am rarely able to hear how someone is responding to my work. Feel free to leave me messages as it will possibly feed another painting or two...