“My recent work is primarily in two mediums, oil on canvas and Japanese ink and watercolor on paper. The oils are often described as landscapes and the inks as abstraction. It hasn’t been my intention to represent a landscape, nor was it to focus solely on abstractions. The process and the outcome are very much the same. They’re both just paint – paint being pushed around on a flat surface. For me, the forms in oil capture the same energy as the forms in ink.
Painting outdoors in oils is an exercise in trying to relay a small portion of what I’m experiencing, hopefully with a sense of awe, using colors and shapes. It’s an interpretation of energy perceived and experienced. With the inks, the flow of energy seems more readily apparent. I see them as brief moments in time rendered, hopefully, in a spirit of joy.”