My work is an interpretation of the beauty of the world around me. I try to convey my vision in as few brush strokes as possible to suggest movement and light. I believe painting is a conversation, a dialogue where the viewer can fill in the passages I choose to leave out, and share with me a new understanding of a moment in time that is everchanging.
These more formal paintings are an amalgamation of countless studies. They require a deep understanding of my subject, refined by intense examination in order to remain fresh and spontaneous when executed.
Studies are just that, preliminary explorations to develop more formal studio paintings. They can be painted plein air, or reworked in the studio. They are a deeper investigation into various themes to resolve composition, and explore new color harmonies or effects of light and atmosphere. Many small studies are simply quick sketches to develop specific brush work and methods of applying paint.