The inspiration for my abstract imagery comes from everywhere. Everything I see, study and experience becomes fodder for my artwork. When drawing I am receptive to what happens accidentally and subconsciously, and the images that I produce are solely from my imagination.
I obtain the visual effects by using a matte acrylic paint, sometimes I enhance the surface with pen and pastel on paper or canvas. When an artwork is finished I give it a title that refers to something about the painting and serves as a way to distinguish it from my other works.
Bound Too, 22"x30"
Red Island, 22"x36"
Pisces on the La Table, 22"x30"
Mechanical Path, 22"x 30"
It's No Fish Bowl, 26"x26"
Rotation Syncopation 36"x36"
The Great Escape, 30"x 24"
Mechanical Landscape 48"x72"
These paintings begin with an idea from my sketchbook, but are primarily interactive, As I work on the canvas or paper I respond to what appears on the surface. Although the surface is flat, I think of it as a plastic space and apply the material much like a sculptor working in clay adding and subtracting visual elements.