Friday, September 18, 2015

There is always a challenge whether to do the safe, familiar and predictable or to search down a path that may lead you to a place that is closer to your true nature... a place that hides locked behind the fear of failure, humiliation and rejection.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Do I follow a prescribed path with a predetermined destination, or do I trust my own sense of direction which may take me longer and in different directions but maybe I will see and feel things that otherwise I would have missed and because of this I may end up at a far better place?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014






Much of art and its appreciation comes from what we have been conditioned to believe art should be. I try not to limit my appreciation of art only to the marks that define an object, tell a story or lead me to an intended conclusion. I am drawn to those things that surprise me, stretch my imagination and allow me the  freedom of my own personal aesthetic interpretation and judgment.

I try to eliminate those obstacles and dogmas that restrict my curiosity and limit the value and appreciation for many different forms of expression.

Art is intended to move the human spirit, to broaden our perception and to evoke an emotional response through a visual language. Some languages we understand and some we must learn. 

Abstract Art does not force me to an intended conclusion but allows me the freedom to change, exaggerate, experiment and simplify where I am guided only by what feels right. I am moved by just simple shapes, textures, colors and line that have, in some cases, no reference to anything recognizable but evoke an emotional response within me.

I trust my instincts, intuition and feelings above everything else. I am freed of trying to copy an object and tethered to all the academic conditions that are part of representational art.  It is not my intention to neither dismiss nor dismantle all those principals that have brought me to this point, nor the artists that adhere so dearly to those principals. I respect and learn from anything done well, from photo-realism to abstract or non-objective art.


Monday, May 26, 2014


   I have no formula but consider design and value most important aesthetically to hold a painting together.  I break things down into simple shapes, not concerning myself what the object really is but how it will contribute to an abstract design. I allow myself the freedom to change, exaggerate, simplify, scrape, sand, glaze, repaint etc. I tie shapes together forming abstract patterns until something resonate within myself, I trust feeling, instinct and intuition above everything else.
   I try to eliminate the unnecessary, it is the search for that indefinable connection that tells you when you have said something  close to your own true nature, it is different for everyone and this, to me, is where the beauty of art lives. Some will find it in the skill of rendering  the subject, some in the ambiguity of an abstraction. I try not to limit or restrict anything in this search. I try to remain open, curious, and vulnerable.



  The richest part of painting is when you make that internal connection, I am constantly searching within myself to find that connection. You will have to discover it for your self, it is different for everyone.... that what makes art so beautiful.