In my opinion, a good painting records an artist’s love of
beauty and his or her honest search for truth. I feel that mine
are good paintings.
piece provides a simple, direct means of understanding and responding
to life in a puzzling, sometimes
Although I have, on occasion, made work with social or political
content, my work is usually more romantic than revolutionary.
I often use two terms — “lyrical
abstraction” and “abstracted
landscape”—to describe my paintings.
Generally speaking, all of the work—abstract or not—is
suggestive, rather than realistic. Titles may sometimes
serve as preliminary guides to a painting’s inner meaning,
but viewers’ own original interpretations of my paintings
are more important to me than any words I might associate with
I work by applying multiple (sometimes as many as sixty) layers
of acrylic or oil paint to heavyweight paper or canvas, using
a variety of tools. When a painting displays rich surface textures
and intriguing, distinctive color relationships, it’s finished.
In the studio--painting, pausing to assess, re-painting, pausing
again, then repeating that process over and again--I'm reminded
that looking at painting is working at painting. It's good, transformational
work that leads to rewarding insights and to a greater respect
for the world. Viewing my paintings—even in the pixel-dependent
world of computer-light--can be a positive, enlightening experience.
Viewers (and collectors) have remarked that they have most enjoyed
my work over extended periods of time. I invite others to look
carefully at my paintings—either online or in the studio.
I hope that they’ll enjoy the experience.
New York City