Artist Statement

I think of my imagery as pictorial equations in which the viewer is invited to interpret solutions as they will. My paintings, whether figurative or abstract, are intended to dimensionally rearrange the picture plane into a multitude of spatial shifts. The work focuses on experimentation in watercolor, a medium which I've worked in since my beginning years as a painter. I invent recipes through a variety of techniques resulting in an unconventional use of the medium. I also work with related pictorial concepts in my acrylic on canvas paintings. Overall I have an impulse to invoke fictitious forces, stir them up and allow free will to play its part in determining the result of the imagery. I consider the process an experiment in both materials and ideas, taking a static surface and turning it into an animated life force. Through this expression, in celebratory fashion, I hope to contribute my voice to the pure act of painting.