About My Work and My Creative Process
My paintings and collages are a dialogue with myself - an attempt to center myself and establish a tangible relationship with the intangible experiences, memories, and flights of imagination that grab me and won’t let go.
These images that insist on staying with me come from landscapes I’ve visited, photographs I’ve taken, books I’m reading, television news, and sometimes whatever happens to be in front of me. I’m drawn to the mystery of tangled vegetation, decimated terrains, and objects that seem to have an anthropomorphic presence. I work intuitively, from impulse, and the visceral experience of thick, gloppy, runny oil paint and torn, jagged paper shards pasted one on another exhilarates me. I start out with a general idea, and usually, the work ends up going in a very different direction. This venture into the unknown excites me.
I feel a particular kinship and connection to the works of Pierre Bonnard, Alberto Giacometti, Lucian Freud, Giorgio Morandi, Leon Kossoff, Mamma Andersson, Andreas Eriksson, and Kim Dorland.