Although I’m inspired by nature and the real world I am an interpreter. I take off from a memory and try to paint the sensation the image has on me.
I make paintings with brushwork, oil sticks, dripping, scrapping, wiping and drawing on canvas. On paper I make prints then I paint, draw, scrape and sometimes cut them and put them together in a new order. Often messing up an image is an important part of the final result.
A jumping-off point is the road I live on in upstate New York. The natural surroundings of trees, ponds, the Hudson River, mountain views, pastures and wild and cultivated flowers are a constant inspiration.
I work to create a feeling on canvas and on paper that is a visceral reaction to nature. My eyes crave texture and energy. My soul wants color. I want the imprint of my hand on the surface. It adds up to an image with something to hang onto.