I consider myself a contemporary realist, painting what I see, and I see everything related to everything else. The way light falls upon objects and defines them, creating pattern and rhythm intrigues me. Since the 1980’s, motorcycles, classic and vintage automobiles, with their expanse of shiny chrome and intense colors, compel me to paint. The repetition and variation of shape and pattern, some very realistic and many abstract, is important and exciting. The way the light and color is diffused and reflected, creating shape and pattern, is both challenging and satisfying.
My art to continues to evolve and it almost exclusively begins with my own color photograph to collect and record information. Then working freehand, I paint in a fluid and open-ended process, not concerned with recreating exact copies of photographs, but rather in manipulating and altering them, heightening the impressions of color and light, to create an image that becomes more meaningful to me. Some images are tightly cropped and abstract, allowing the qualities of the forms dominate. I strive to have the viewer stop and take the time to see what they think they know, and be surprised by what they see. …Read More