I think what drives me as an artist is a desire share the emotional excitement I find in things that are beautiful.
Most of my paintings explore the unique and interesting patterns and designs one can find hidden in the milieu of machinery. The sensuality of a curved and smooth exhaust pipe, the dance of light and shadow, the abstract shapes found in chrome reflections, and the music created by a blend of colors and tonal values. I focus on these elements and try to share them with you in the work.
My process involves scouring and manipulating hundreds of photographs to find that one image that will work successfully as a painting. Then, as I work on it, the image evolves into something more engaging than the original source material.
In looking at the works, I hope you'll see them for more than mere renderings of watch mechanisms, vehicles, or engine close ups, but as a discovery of the powerful abstractions you can find when you take a closer look.
-- Spring 2013