Continuous Flow

Continuous Flow

There are themes that have recurred throughout the course of my career: issues about light, illusion, a sense of time and a specific place. But most important now is to make paintings that serve as portals through which the viewers can enter and connect with that which in the universe supports us.

Everything is Real

Everything is Real

EVERYTHING IS REAL is a group of paintings that are both abstract and representational. Each image in the series exists in the real world – an old board of insulation, an industrial garage door, a silo and corn crib, a track in the mud and wrapped cargo on pallets. At the same time, each has been composed to accentuate the inherently abstract qualities of the reflective surfaces and their interplay with light.  
Nature

Nature

These Nature Paintings galvanized my thinking about approaching realist paintings with the eye of an abstract painter. This is the reason I use the large scale and the close cropping, eliminating references to the surrounding, which is usually the hallmark of a traditional landscape painting. Some of these paintings read like a Jackson Pollock painting, with its all-over composition. The difference, of course, is that every little mark in this painting is connected to something concrete.

Recent Photographs

Recent Photographs

With this series I have created photographs that appear to be abstract, but are in fact of very real and mundane things: an old tire, fading car paint, the screen of a broken television. They appear to be paintings.