Artist Statement

My work has evolved over the past six years from a more traditional form of representation to a looser and more "cubist" approach. I combine digital underpainting with traditional media and techniques.

 

I utilize photos that I have taken as reference. Generally, many images are needed to compose my latest works. By incorporating multiple views in my paintings, I believe that a more complete depiction of a moment in time and space can be infused into the work. Color is freed from a literal "local color" interpretation and plays a much more expressive role. Composition becomes more abstract as multiple images play against and merge into each other. The “gestalt” of my works has become much more important than mere technique. Each painting is meant to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. It is my total emotional experience of a particular “moment in time and space” that I wish to impart to the viewer in as simple and direct manner as possible.