My work in abstract painting communicates pain and triumph, passionate upheaval and joyous compromise. I have been compared to Francis Bacon for my use of lines and the emotionally charged nature of my art that often includes a portal in the paint. I address the subjects of trauma, conflict and alienation by painting with movement and changing the composition of the paint to release unexpected nuances. The colors often begin in high contrast conflicts and resolve into fluid working translations that describe the experience.
The triumph and joyous compromise comes in the finished painting. It draws itself out, taking on a life of its own and offering a reason for the pain.
I work in oil because I prefer its viscosity. It can be whipped into thick lusters or diluted into a consistency that parallels blood or water. It can be applied generously, massaged, troweled, blended,