My work is semi and /or totally abstract. I paint to a feeling that I cannot describe, except that it is a visceral experience. I try not to “guide” the work, rather, it evolves and unfolds during the process until I experience that special moment when all the painting elements combine in a sudden sub-conscious exhilarating awareness. Using oil paints gives me enough time to allow my ego to get out of the way. Ego awareness impedes my search for the creative experience. By ignoring the ego’s “suggestions” long enough – the ego gives up and then I’m free to experience my painting. I want my work to stimulate on an emotional level – not just a visual , “Oh, that’s nice,” but rather a stirring on a deeper plane. A moment of discovery. I want the response to transcend the color and canvas or composition -something that has not been touched before but is waiting to be known, an affirmation and change. My work appeals to those who feel the peace and quiet excitement of the paintings. They are very subtle, and to me the more subtle, the more powerful. I paint for the joy of the experience and I know there are people out there who want to feel the experience I am painting.
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