Moods, thoughts, emotions, freedom; these are my subjects. I strive to create not an exactness of the person or subject, but to draw attention to its inner power and mystery. Abstract, yet real, often larger than life. My mission is to leave something to the viewers’ imagination.
My paintings begin with layer upon layer of paint and other materials applied to the canvas with no plan whatsoever. With the addition of each new layer, the under layers are rejuvenated and enhanced. The surface of the canvas is built up until it is both satisfying and exciting. Now it is time to add energy; working from a life model, or a photograph, I continue to add to and manipulate the surface until the image and mood emerge, but stopping before all is revealed, always leaving that element of mystery.
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