intro -- about

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I decided my objective as a visual artist was to create an image that could disarm the gate guards of attention and penetrate all the way to consciousness each time it’s seen. I chose a figurative mode having noted that abstractions worked well in spacious museums but became less compelling reduced to living room scale, and I thought art should go in houses.

My technique derives from ten years I spent making sreenprints, posters and small editions, along with occasional commercial work. I paint with just the three primaries, each reduced to transparency in clear medium and applied in layers with secondary colors mixing on the canvas back to front. Luminosity is achieved using very small amounts of pigment and finished surfaces are waxy smooth with an apparent surface depth, an effect somewhat similar to stained-glass. I choose mundane and unattended subjects where associations are few and thresholds are low, entering through the backdoor of common memory to present a slice of daily experience more believable and more tangibly present than photo-accuracy.