Artist Statement

   Every painting like every journey begins with the first step. Though the final destination might be imagined from the onset the experience often causes the piece to take on a life of its own. It comes alive and developes like a protagonist on stage.
     I often begin a painting on a certain track only to discover, through a dialogue with the piece, that it wants to evolve into something else. It could be an expansion of the original theme or a complete departure. Sometimes the materials themselves have as much to say about the final outcome as the subject and the artist’s hand.
     Lately I’ve been exploring and experimenting more than ever before. Previously overlooked subjects abound and tease the imagination. They bait me and cry out for attention.
     As always my artwork is only ready for presentation when we are in mutual agreement. Whether its through the visual or performing arts, the journey culminates as a result of reflection exploration and discovery.