For the past several years I have been developing
a series of abstract paintings on canvas, which are primarily concerned
with the expressive qualities of color and of the painting’s
surface. Through the use of layering, glazing, scraping and scratching
the paint surface, I have been investigating my interests in the
passage of time, discovery and the process of painting itself.
I have been striving to express my emotions, ideas and experiences
by creating dynamic contrasts between opposites such as surface
and depth, structure and fragmentation, the sensual application
of paint and spiritual contemplation. My abstract paintings attempt
to hold in tension such opposites on the flat two-dimensional picture
plane with various textured layers of depth. I paint in a very
improvisational manner, and emphasize the fluid and tactile immediacy
of the materials. Its goal is to create a visceral experience;
a soulful response to color, texture, surface and the expressive
nature of paint.