Through art I produce my own reality of the world that surrounds me. I am inspired by nature and the multiplicity of shapes and color that create what I see and feel in my everyday experience.
With every painting I seek to translate my feelings in order to lend energy and life to my imaginary subject matter. The main purpose of my art is to evoke an emotion in the viewer; to trigger imagination and encourage reflection. I believe that while I am the one that creates a painting, it is ultimately the viewer who is able to give each piece its unique life.
I paint for the thrill of the moment. My method involves a long process of reworking multiple layers of paint and turning the canvas ever so often as I continue to dig, wipe and blot the painting until layer upon layer intertwined in this seemingly controlled chaos, an image emerges taking over and influencing the direction of the piece.
While I sometimes provide a hint of what the subject might be, most of my paintings contain objects the viewer might not immediately recognize. I aim to touch upon your subconscious and bring forth your personal thoughts to the surface, so you can carefully observe your feelings juxtaposed against the transitory shapes embedded within my work. My hope is to allow you to take a closer look; to connect yourself with my artwork and to come up with your own interpretation of what each piece suggests to you.
The resulting paintings are thus about personal interpretation and experience, much like the Rorscharch test used in clinical psychology; I have my own interpretation about the finished work, and the viewer has his or her own experience. While both are equally valid, I frequently find that the inconsistent effect my paintings evoke in the different viewers is far more interesting than what the work really means to me.