method

I’m essentially an old school abstractionist, each work self-contained and without narrative intent. My paintings are in a representational mode to access the viewer’s memory as a basis for comparison, to level the field and meet the viewer in the middle.


                                 


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