I paint what I love and I love to paint.

 

The way I paint is less a process of creating and more one of finding the images.....and nudging the loose and splashy underpaintings into some kind of relationship with my crisp line drawings. I use stencils, scraping and painting to try to get to that tipping point where things seem very real but where the motion and abstraction of the initial painting are not lost.

 

I am an experimenter. I look for materials and ways of painting that match how I see.  Most of my recent paintings are oil on aluminum.  I like the way paint moves around on the smooth surface, the ability to score the drawing into the surface with a knife, raising a burr, and the fact I can float the paintings, unbound by frames, out from the wall.