I will be exhibiting two major works (not yet seen by the public) along with preliminary drawings and oil sketches at Artomatic 2012.
When I begin a painting, I’m usually drawn to basic, simple forms; eggs, paper, trees, buildings. I look to paint objects and landscapes that are non-specific and have a quality of anonymity to them. Elements are often reduced to the most essential and details are sometimes eliminated. My paintings are not literal recordings of nature or the world around me; these works are private meditations on a specific moment. Deliberate and sometimes obsessive, these paintings often carry on and exist within a series, building on and reinterpreting what was before. I try to create pieces that are expressive and reluctant, silent yet certain, and in between I often find tension to be further explored.
These landscapes are oil on canvas & panel or charcoal on paper. Note that these works will not be shown at Artomatic 2012. I will be premiering the new work opening night. New images will follow in this profile after opening weekend.