I believe that the mystery of what an artist really means plays itself out from within. So the painting grows, develops and often changes in concept during the process of painting. During the last 6 years of political chaos, my images have become a reaction to the social turmoil and the threats to our environment.

My painting comes from a tradition of painterly abstraction. Paint application is an important part of my process and often leads to unexpected results. I build my surfaces with layers of oil paint, pour paint over these surfaces and scrape through these layers revealing a multitude of color from underneath.

most recent series is a comment on the refuse that pollutes our environment and taxes our planet's resources. By repurposing found cardboard packaging and leaving the marks of their original use visible, I am making a political statement while creating artwork that can be appreciated formally and aesthetically.

I hope my work evokes an emotional and intellectual response from my viewers.