I build each of my paintings around a landscape–both familiar settings and foreign territories. The surrounding environment serves as a point in departure as I embark on creating a painting. I look for the humorous possibilities that exist in trees, rocks, flowers, and clouds and thus, interpret them through the techniques of the Abstract Expressionists. I push these natural elements to their tangible extremes along with thickly applied paint rendering my impression of the surrounding objects. The landscapes I have chosen to capture may not be necessarily extraordinary, but I endeavor to paint them in an extraordinary way. I am interested in the lush passages of oil paint, each brushstroke as evidence of an energetic spontaneity balanced with depicting an image.
"His love of landscape, the natural world, and of careful observation, is at the center of his practice."
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