I’m constantly striving to spend less time with each painting.To represent form with fewer brush strokes and a simpler palette.To rely on the minds eye to do the work for me.I work from sketches, photographs and scrap.After creating a rough composition, I execute the painting quickly,avoiding overworking and overthinking.I draw my inspiration from many different sources.The Bay Area figurative artists, the colorist approachof Fairfield Porter and the abstraction of Nicolas de Stael.
In my most recent body of work, I’ve returned to my rootson the Maine coast. The water has always been a centraltheme in my life. I never tire of the endless combinations of colorand form. Its meditative effects always juxtaposed with itsunderlying ferocity. While the repetition of horizontal bandsand geometric shapes abstract the scene and calm the mind — the aggressive handling of brush and paint mimic the fluidityand raw energy of the subject matter.