Artist Statement

 

Having been an architect and printmaker for many years, two areas which demand painstaking precision, painting in its many variations has been a liberating experience for me.  This new-found freedom is reflected in my art practice with wide-ranging experimentation, what others may refer to as risk-taking but I see as exploration.  While I often use oil or acrylic paint, I am seduced by unusual materials such as burst rubber tires, spent ammunition or jagged metal pieces.


My work is for the most part abstract: while a piece may begin with a well thought-out plan, spontaneity and intuition take over: structure is hijacked and becomes deconstructed in a blaze of abstract chaos.  I revel in the thrilling roller coaster ride that the creative process has become for me.