I share with old school abstractionists the notion that each work is self-contained, without narrative intent or sentiment, a totally contained form.  To a certain extent my paintings 'mimic' a representational mode, the subject only the scaffolding for pure painting.


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 layered color resonances. Foundations are hand-built in the studio.