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My work is an exploration of the physical and spiritual nature of life expressed in color and movement.  I believe the purpose of art is to help man find his place in the universe, and I consider a painting a success if it has that spiritual quality that draws people into a state of meditative contemplation. My work is neither ironic nor attempting to shock anyone; it is as sincere as I can make it.  

When I paint I tend to spend more time watching than actually making marks.  I set events in motion on the canvas and watch as they develop.  When the painting is all wet and the colors start mixing together on their own, I feel like a farmer cultivating fields and caring for animals. It is a process of tending and caring and occasionally culling and pruning.

My work is meant to be evocative rather than representational. I want to engage the…

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  • Born on December 29
  • Joined December 10, 2011

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Acrylic on canvas, watercolor

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About

My work is an exploration of the physical and spiritual nature of life expressed in color and movement.  I believe the purpose of art is to help man find his place in the universe, and I consider a painting a success if it has that spiritual quality that draws people into a state of meditative contemplation. My work is neither ironic nor attempting to shock anyone; it is as sincere as I can make it.  

When I paint I tend to spend more time watching than actually making marks.  I set events in motion on the canvas and watch as they develop.  When the painting is all wet and the colors start mixing together on their own, I feel like a farmer cultivating fields and caring for animals. It is a process of tending and caring and occasionally culling and pruning.

My work is meant to be evocative rather than representational. I want to engage the viewer and bring to the surface the same sense of wonder you might get by looking at a sunset, the northern lights, a coral reef, or a star-filled sky. This language of imagery has impressed itself upon me and it informs my visual lexicon. My paintings are composed without linguistic thought; there are no words running through my head. The process is deeply subliminal. It is my goal to communicate with the viewer on that subconscious level.

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