Not Yet Titled (16.5) 2016,acrylic ink on painted ground on Arches paper (detail)
My work is rooted in the aesthetics of gestural abstraction and color field painting. Motivated by process; each painting is a new search, a journey to discover where the act of painting will take me. In the beginning I work intuitively, drawing masses of spontaneous organic marks that slowly fill the canvas, creating a multi-layered field of color, shapes, forms, lines, texture. Accidents occur suggesting abstract forms that are meaningful to me and my process constantly shifts between the accidental and a determined place of intention and subtle refinement as I feel my way around the surface – drawing, layering, painting and repainting - composing networks of relationships with the endless forms that emerge, disappear, and reappear until my painting reaches a point when I feel it all comes together and conveys a strong physical presence and a timeless sense of space and wholeness.