why and how

A shared image from common memory becomes an avenue of communication, a carrier wave for non-verbal dialogue, mind to mind. My intention is to produce a more viscerally tangible representation of visual experience than photo-realism. Elevating the mundane and unnoticed to consciousness constantly engages the attention, and suggests the first line of a wordless conversation.

Images are totally visual without literary narrative or symbolic intent, in practice subject provides scaffolding for purely abstract concerns. I produce saturated paintings that read well in half-light and resolve with distance.

                                 


I paint with one color at a time, just the primaries, red, yellow, and blue along with white. Each pigment is reduced to transparency and applied in layers, with colors mixing on the canvas back to front. Only small amounts of tube paint are used, producing apparent depth under a smooth waxy surface. Foundations are hand-built in the studio.