I attempt to capture the intensity of a passing moment in human experience; a gaze, a gesture, all achieved in a single lapse of time.
My work is a response to daily psychological confrontation.
I work rapidly to create life size figurative painting on canvas. Thse linear representations of human interaction are scattered across large blank surfaces that allude to space, yet do not define it.
I use oil paint diluted with turpentine. As the turpentine manipulates the surface of the oil, I then react to the marks made, creating a cause and effect relationship with the work. I build upon some areas leaving much of the inital marks to be recognized. This relationship with the medium remains as important to the piece as my relationship is with the forms I have depicted.