I believe that the mystery of what an artist really means plays itself out from within. So the painting grows, develops and often changes in concept during the process of painting.
My painting comes from a tradition of painterly abstraction. Paint application is an important part of my process and often leads to unexpected results. I build my surfaces with layers of oil paint, pour paint over these surfaces and scrape through these layers revealing a multitude of color from underneath. Often the image appears to be unearthed.
I am strongly influenced by my surroundings, internalizing them and translating them to my paintings. I always hope to evoke a personal response from my viewers.