There is a certain amount of structure and order in my work that is reassuring to me. This can come in the form of recognizable imagery or it can be more abstract, as with multiple panels or an image cut up for a collage. This structure gives me a sense of order which allows me the freedom to create and venture into the unknown. These foundational elements also often serve to inform my work in the process.
I work in a variety of mediums including photography and sculpture but painting continues to be my main focus. The smell of oil paint in the studio continue to excite me. I work in layers of paint with varied edges and glazes to produce texture, atmosphere, and strong focal points. I paint on canvas, reclaimed wood and panels. I learn something new with each painting regarding techniques and my reasoning for getting involved a certain subject matter or idea.