Painting is a quest, an exploration - a way of questioning one's being in the world. This is a search shared by many, artists or otherwise, including myself. Maybe the path of art is singular in that one invents the language of one's expression and hopes to still be understood by others. 

  

My work is most often abstract, with minimal  reference to anecdotal elements of life, even though people often see stories in my images. Painting to me is like composing music, an exploration of colors and rythms.

 

There is an energy that is available and can develop if one engages in a sincere dialogue with the work as it progresses. The more open one is to the uncertainty of "what comes next", the more this energy is free to find its way onto the canvas and come alive. A new painting is always something that has never been done before. There is no roadmap. One is guided by the work itself, trying to be sensitive to every step of what is developing, to see and to feel. 

   

My current body of work sometimes features "figurative abstraction": Paintings that combine abstraction with more figurative elements. I am intrigued by the possibilities of combining abstraction and representation. This is another exploration...

   

My paintings are uniquely mine, and you will experience them in a way that is uniquely yours. But something can be shared in this experience. When it happens, it is most precious.  

"The warm embrace of sadness" Acrylic on canvas - 40 x 30 in