Artist Statement

I work from my imagination, and often in a studio without visual references. My inspiration comes from specific places, but the work does not represent any one place or view; rather, it is a sense of the places I have seen and know well, fictitiously portrayed.

I enjoy setting up processes for artmaking that create un-factored results – such as using aerosol spray paint with masking elements or pooling ink that runs unexpectedly across the substrate. I embrace the accidental occurrences inherent in my artmaking process. Over my career, I have drifted across a continuum between representation and abstraction. Recently, my investigations have been moving toward the abstraction end of the spectrum of my imagery –overriding readily identifiable subject images while still achieving the credibility of structured illusionist place with a full presence of atmospheric light and space.