Artwork > Paintings

Inspired by nature, I explore the metaphysical connections between a specific location and a particular moment in time when the light and ambience of the surroundings touch me. These are remembered moments distilled into an abstract language of colors, shapes, energy, rhythm and mood. I work until the right moment is released and I have achieved the desired affect—sometimes in quick strokes and at other times adding paint and wiping it off, pushing and pulling my materials. These processes evolve during the course of many sessions, as the poetry of rhythm and forms unfolds, moving across the canvas or paper in the same way music improvised by a jazz musician progresses. I compose spontaneously, capturing the luminosity of light with my color choices and amplifying movement and energy with aggressive mark making. The fluid shapes I make with my brush are often juxtaposed against crisp lines I make with graphite or charcoal. Like the Abstract Expressionists of the New York School, my art is process driven. The plasticity and immediacy of the paint drive my expression and capture the unconscious.

Framed
Oil and Wax on Canvas
30 x 40 inches
2012
Meditation Canvas 1
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Canvas
40 x 50 inches
2011
Between Albiquiu and Ghost Ranch
Oil, Wax on Canvas
40 x 50 inches
2010
Magnolia Tree 4
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Linen
44 x 53 inches
2009
Simulation 3
Oil, Wax, Graphite on Canvas
48 x 60 inches
2010
Magnolia Tree 5
OIl, Wax and Graphite on Linen
43 x 53 inches
2009
Russian Sage 7
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Linen
20 x 24 inches
2011
Angst 1
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Canvas
40 x 50 inches
2010
Angst 3
Oil, Wax, Graphite on Canvas
40 x 50 inches
2010
Writer's Walk
OIl, Wax, Graphite on Canvas
30 x 36 inches
2008
The Tree Outside my Building
Oil and Wax on Canvas
32 x 40 inches
2008
Sarasota Clouds
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Canvas
32 x 40 inches
2008