Sometimes I want to convey a feeling or mood without any real representation. As the painting progresses, sometimes it sort of looks like something. At other times I’m just trying to convey a mood with a good, pleasing composition.
I often start my paintings by pouring or splashing or texturizing the background, then finding the image or animal emerging from the background.
I never paint in photo realism, but I often want to recreate a recognizable landscape with a strong composition that also conveys a mood or memory.
People are very fun to paint, but I’m mostly interested in the gestural form, and not representing a specific person.
I love the ocean and the beach, and often find myself composing paintings that include or represent the energy of the beach.
I have had high quality giclee prints made from some of my most successful paintings. A giclee is a high-quality print using archival inks on watercolor paper, so that they don’t fade or change color.