Exploration and Adventure
My passion for painting is with the process itself as an exploration and an adventure. No matter how much time I spend planning a composition, there are bound to be surprises that contribute to the delight of the experience.
I find myself searching
Painting gives me an opportunity to communicate relationships and contrasts in light, temperature, form and value to express my visual and intuitive experience. When I see the final painting I find myself searching for individual decisions made along the way: pure color, raw brush stoke, evidence of decision made without conscious editing.
From palette to canvas
Those elements, even more than the overall representation of my subject, tell the story of my painting. Each piece I paint is a reflection of trust in myself on a particular day: have I moved straight from palette to canvas without self-guessing, are the colors unadulterated, does each brush stroke have its own character, make its own statement? With each choice I make from palette to canvas, I aim to bring my skill and aesthetic sensibility to a higher level. With each painting, I aim to visually share my experience of each subject and the joy I find in the process.