"All Things Considered"
My paintings are about some sort of struggle with the issues of
the spirit, of mortality and direction. I contemplate all these things and the
landscape is the natural place to contemplate them.
It is a very personal and
tangible and is based on my own personal perception and experience. My
intention is to paint landscapes that evoke a universal familiarity. Memory is
my creative domain. I carry my landscapes around with me. "Everything,
means something" as I am in the autumn of my career. I remind myself that,
"I didn't come this far to come this far" I am aware that I never
really finish a painting, but at some point I have to separate from it.
Each painting offers an infinite range of possibilities to explore. I settle
for a sense there is more to be seen.
I present this new work and invite you to stand in my landscapes
and to begin your exploration.
To me, the act of painting encompasses all of who i am. using the simplest of line and shape, the subtlest shift of color, my goal is to evoke an emotion, a feeling, a memory… initially, for me in the doing, and then again and again for the viewer. i paint what i need to paint and am delighted when someone connects to it and it changes their landscape.”