2020 - Abstract Landscapes
My paintings are true abstractions. They consist of the light and color that make up my subject and the space they occupy. Our philosophy says we're the only beings on Earth capable of appreciating a sunset. I'm not sure that's true, but real beauty is arresting and if you keep a sharp eye, you will find it everywhere. Sometimes I find myself stopped to admire a display of light and other times it's the orientation of a set of objects and sometimes it's the people. I often recall these instances of beauty when I paint. My work is frequently generated from memory but occasionally I use my own photographs as a reference. My paintings tend to reflect something on my mind or a place I'd like to return to. The creative process is a form of mediation and source of mystery for me.