I make paintings in many different formats. Large paintings on panel and canvas and small paintings on paper that serve as journal type pages.
All of my work is derived from my relationship with the outdoors, nature and how those experiences have impacted me. I paint what I feel rather than what I see. A piece of 13th century Native pottery, an arroyo carved by water and wind or a dried ,twisted jumper root evokes a very real sensation and feeling.
Once the agreement has been made between the idea and me, I become far more concerned with the process of painting and how the paint moves onto the surface over time. Establishing an underpainting that when covered over will reveal interesting glimpses of singular events. Building a surface that much like nature is a synchronistic relationship to all things in the immediate environment,