I work in gouache and oils. I began on 22 X 30 Arches paper, I eventually graduated to 44 X 60 hot press watercolor paper, cut from 10-yard rolls. In 2010 I begain to explore oils in a small postcard size format . Both of these two formats gave me enormous freedom to explore a number of themes, figural, spactial and abstract, working at a scales that draws the viewer deep into the subject.
I am less interested in what my original intentions were for each piece because they always evolve in the process. I am more interested in what the viewer sees and how he or she interprets it. I aim for ambiguity, mystery, the blur of a moment, a glimpse of something lost in the passing of everyday life. Sometimes the subject is abstract and still, sometimes its suffuse with motion. A passing bus stop or train, an imploding building, a half empty apartment. Here now and then gone. Each work is an attempt at invention and the transformation of that moment.
I work in black and white and color. I work with brush, sponge, paper towel and my hands. My works have also been three dimensional, in bas relief composed of rags. glue and paint.
I am inspired by imagery captured in photographs, torn from newsprint or drawn purely from my imagination- attempting to capture something that is haunting, touching, provocative and true.