My paintings are inspired by a lifelong
passion for color and form. I have always been attracted to simple
geometric shapes, and the essence of my work is the language of
dimensional reduction. I simplify my compositions through the
elimination of extraneous information, drawing attention to the
core essence and the primal emotion under the surface. I am also
fascinated by the illusion of a three-dimensional space that a
two-dimensional work creates. I find myself constantly observing
my surroundings - the people and the spaces they inhabit - looking
for what draws the eye, and I have a visceral longing to express
my discoveries through shape and color.
Created primarily in oil and acrylic
on canvas and panel, my work investigates the underlying structure
of the primary forms to allow interplay between the literal and
pictorial surfaces. As shapes and colors are flattened and reduced,
the dynamics of chroma and value relocates the geometry of the
shapes on the actual surface.
As an artist, I feel a deep need to
interpret the world through my craft, to make it not simply real,
but more than real. Art is my prism - making strange and sublime
distortions - through which I recreate
and re-envision the world.