Places & Spaces
I take an iconic approach to my paintings - abstracted, minimal shapes evoke rather than describe the subject. Color and texture suggest narrative and emotion. Common to both the abstracts and the landscapes is a theme of Transition: I like to imply a sense of journey - of movement through time and space that utimately arrives at an unexpected destination. This journey is implied in the selection and treatment of the subject as well as the process of creating the painting. Transitions occur between natural and constructed elements, between curved and linear shapes, between structured and intuitive mark-making. My personal experience of the subject becomes universal, culminating in a new way of seeing the subject for both myself and the viewer.