My goal is to make a painting visually exciting, uncluttered and bold. This typically means a simple subject and generous use of color, but not always. I try to keep the paint loose and gestured. I love the triumphs and tragedies of the creative process. You are constantly caught in the battle of what stays and what goes. I know a painting is finished when there are no more areas of tension. You get that feeling that it is time to move on.
My work is largely representational but I have an eclectic taste in subject matter. I typically rotate between several main areas of interest, namely local landscapes, figures, pets, and what I‘ll call “deco”. I don’t just paint for myself. I try to create that elusive hip or cool image that appeals to many. This keeps me focused and keeps it fun.