I start with a sketch that establishes the composition. These layouts often call to mind
electrical schematics, architectural plans, plat maps. Within the basic forms I am looking for
stillness and movement, balance and imbalance. My paintings are about color and the
tension between what appears simple but is complex.
Once I have established the layout, my attention shifts to color. I paint each element
individually, one at a time. Any given element can be viewed in its own right, but it is the
accumulation of elements and color interactions that energize the image and create
movement and spatial illusion.
I have intentionally simplified the tools I use, choosing only simple shapes and color. I take
inspiration from other painters who similarly rely on a restrained tool kit; Stanley Whitney,
Agnes Martin and Sean Scully come to mind. I attempt to make work that will reveal itself
slowly over time and withstand long observation.