If I were a writer, I would use fewer exclamation points and more commas. I would engage the reader with layers of descriptive nuances that would be familiar to some and leave many intrigued. I would use stories from the past and infuse with liberating expression. I would use as few words as possible. I would feverishly jot down ideas on napkins and scrap paper, blanket with mechanics,compose and then return to make love to the piece.
If I were a writer…
Continually evolving, my art is created without narrative but a response to the process. I have found a grace in the fluid nature of these recent works.
Deconstructing the traditional figure, transitional and contemporary form, I am enamored with the boundaries of cohesion and tension. It is clear when the piece is complete, I cannot add or reduce, sometimes it waits… at times the answer is to paint it out~
Thirty years of decorative painting has empowered me with a body of techniques; response to color and lyrical nature of each piece, layering and revealing detailed vignettes, reduction in editing, manipulating texture and form, negative and positive reaction, and line intention. Rooted in a graphic design background with a love of typography and calligraphy, I love the expression of the line, be it gestural, tentative, structural or definitive.