My paintings are tactile in
nature, The way the material leaves layers...however
subtle or bombastic, creates a presence that begs to be
experienced in person. The viewer must give themselves
completely over to their concentration.
I have in the past, come across some
great painters who's works have given me great courage to
continue on...if only to push myself, to find myself.
I would say my work has a lot to
do with Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock to begin with.
Also with Brice Marden's older paintings. And some
painters who's works you may not have heard of. Like
Joseph Marioni, Phil Sims, Rudolf De Crignis, Frederic
Matys Thursz, and Joseph Hughes.
This is just some starting points
for those interested in my works.
Imagine describing a Rothko to
one who knows nothing of art...it just doesn't work.