Painting for me is an act of exploration and discovery. The process is a process of digging into the surface of the panel, which has been heavily layered with paper, pigment and medium. What emerges in the process of this act is personal statement that, hopefully, can result in the illumination of the viewer.
I paint birds and animals because I like them. They are part of everyone’s experience one way or another. We can look at the beak of a falcon and know that the bird is a hunter. The glare of a rooster’s eye can intimidate. A trout in the water can be both predator and prey. I use generic titles to allow the audience to create its own metaphors.
"Painting for me is an act of exploration and discovery."