Artist Statement

The dynamic, energetic aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism and Impressionism are often reflected in my work. I have a deep respect for the complexity of how oil paint flows and blends, creating new colors, exciting compositions and depth. Melding elements from different eras allows me spontaneity and improvisation that’s become my signature style.

I can get lost for hours working on a piece, stepping back and watching the paint morph on the canvas, creating exciting color blends and organic forms.

My work is also inspired by early childhood experimentation with paint and techniques, and visiting Manhattan’s 57th Street art galleries and the many world-renowned museums in the city. The Post-World War II era New York School artists, including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, and Mark Rothko, influence every painting I create. As I continue to experiment and explore soothing, fluid compositions, my evolution as an artist continues.

Thirty years as a graphic designer and creative explorer have allowed me to become well versed in design, composition, and color theory. These everyday activities aid me with the creation of my fine art.