artist statement

I am an abstract painter.

I usually begin a painting with an initial concept but will distill that idea down to the most minimal aspect of it in the earliest stage. Once I begin to paint the process becomes more about how one mark initiates the next one. The whole experience and process at this point moves quickly beyond the first stage. From then on I feel my way through the painting intuitively letting the muse and the processes guide me.
Most of the time the thing that sparked the inspiration is not evident in any recognizable form in a painting, only the essence of it remains.

I often produce work within the context of a series. The first series was the Painted Music Project in 2006. A painted interpretation of celebrated Jazz / Blues music. There have been 4 additions to the Painted Music Project in the following years.

The Ocean Moods series began in 2010 after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I have added to this series and continue it as one of my ongoing series. To date I have over 200 paintings in this collection.

The Floral works began in 2020 during the pandemic. I've maintained a full time professional art studio in Santa Rosa Beach in NW Florida since 1996 until I relocated my studio inland near DeFuniak Springs in 2017.

My studio is open by appointment with easy access 27 miles from the beach communities of Santa Rosa Beach Fl.

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