Painting To begin a new painting is a rewarding process. Starting a new painting begins with study and planning, with a clear objective for the work. The work is done carefully and deliberately, from the origin of the concept to execution.
Productivity In the studio, I generally work on a number of active paintings every year. Each painting is in a different state of completion, varying size and subject. Working with multiple canvases allows me to continue work between critical drying stages. It also preserves a fresh approach to each painting at every painting session.
Creativity Fine art is not only the skilled rendering and composition of a work of art, but the underlying interpretive idea driving the execution of the work. Though elusive to describe with words, "creativity" can be experienced visually in a painting.
Not only does an artist rely upon technical skill and training to successfully execute their work, they also rely in equal measure upon insight and interpretation of the subject. How well an artist understands their subject, and how well they communicate their point of view about the subject, are critical to the overall success of a piece.
Subjects I generally work with a group of paintings, grouped in a "series." Centered upon a core idea or theme. My subjects are chosen carefully. Each individual work explores and further defines the central theme. Together the images form a collective whole, and individually they speak to unique qualities of the core idea.
Color Color is at the heart of this work. Though I work in varying palettes, my work is known for its vibrant use of color. Exploring the use of color is one of my main objectives in every project.
Size My canvases are sized for both Commercial and Residential placements. I prefer to work large, as this seems most expressive. The size of my canvases is often dictated by the content of the work, and the methodology used in creating the work.
Inspiration I am constantly inspired by new ideas for the next series. I prepare well in advance for all future paintings. The initial idea is developed and explored, with focus on expression.
Passion I was fortunate to begin art training as a young person, with exposure to a highly creative studio environment at an early age. It was this early creative opportunity that has remained with me throughout all subsequent formal art training. I've never had a day in the studio that was not a good one!
Process My creative art process begins with research, thought, writing, drawing, scale and planning. Complex ideas become clear, goals become defined. My painting work at the canvas begins objectives that have been explored and refined.
Goals My overall goal is to continue to work in the studio, developing new works, continuing to learn, to explore and to express. Working with informed clients and galleries who share an interest in fine art is a joy. Color, light, composition, subject and creative content, all present unending opportunities for learning.