I share with old school abstractionists the notion that each work is self-contained, without narrative intent or sentiment. In a certain respect my paintings 'mimic' a representational mode, my attempt to level the field and meet the viewer halfway.


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 pigment are used to to achieve largely transparent, smooth applications with surface depth and multi-level resonances. Foundations are hand-built and canvas stretched in the studio.