Artist Statement

Once progress is well-established on a painting, I work in cycles of the following: long periods of tangential contact with the work, intermittent activity, time away from the work, contact with other artists, other paintings, other artforms; all combined with extended, very focused periods of time advancing the paintings. The initial idea is a springboard for action, and with time, the physicality of the painting begins to combine with subconscious motivations and suggests a way to finish the painting meaningfully and originally. As Georges Braque says: “the painting is finished when it has effaced the idea.”