As a professional painter for forty five years, I express my emotions through composition, color, value, light, line, volume and space. My process is contemplative—less the physical frenzy that informed my early work, a result of my traditional art education. In the last twenty years, I have sought to move beyond, to try to ‘forget,’ some of my earlier assumptions. Now my narrative is more focused, and my paintings have ‘simplified’, and yet are more specific. Each painting holds a process of concentrated exploration over a period of time, a building of abstract emotion on a two dimensional plane.
I paint from my life and I paint for myself. But my ultimate goal is for the work to resonate with the viewer; that the story is intimate and meaningful to the viewer.
My latest work often include dogs. I paint about their fidelity and about their love.