The simple expression for the complex thought is what I strive for, not to be grandiose but intimate and human.
Avoiding representation literally in this group of paintings allows for greater clarity in the meaning behind the work. A degree of ambiguity rouses a sense of familiarity without presenting a specific location, for the theme of nature is only a vehicle, by trying to present a visual dialogue that everyone can relate to, but not identify with in the same way.
Theme of Nature
The paintings are meant to provoke the thrill of having your imagination set in motion; to search the mind’s memory or visual vocabulary for an identifiable thought individual for each viewer. Even though I am working in a two dimensional medium I am striving to evoke the sounds of crashing waves against the shore line, the wind blowing, the sound of thunder rumbling in the distance, or whatever it may be that the work induces. I believe there is something magical about the way an artist can control tone and light, not only to give form but also to add drama, delicacy, tension, and often intense beauty.