Paintings begin with a sketch. Compositional tools are limited to simple forms, straight lines
and color. Layouts are edge to edge employing a modified grid. The large forms in the
painting are placed with an eye for tensions like stillness and movement, balance and
imbalance, edges and intersections.
For each painting a color key is determined. It serves as a reference, providing a framework
from which I depart and return to throughout a work. Within the large forms each element
is painted individually. The varying color and intensity of the painted elements creates push
and pull within the space.
I am investigating interactions between pattern and color, planning and happenstance,
intellect and intuition. This work is an expression of my fascination with the complexity of
life. I always want to know how things work. I am trying to make a painting that is bigger on
the inside than on the outside. For me the work must withstand extended examination,
revealing itself over time.