I am inspired by DeKooning, Pollock, Rothko, the great action painters of the 20th century. My subject is inspired by the interaction between people, conversation and alcohol. In my works, what appears to be accident and chance is usually planned. However, I do harness and build on the accidents that occur during painting. Miles Davis once said, “Do not fear mistakes, there are none.”
My works are impulsive, raw, and expressive in color and form; I like to feel “in the painting”. My large works dramatically impact the experience of a space, which in some areas can create a sensation of enclosure; they produce their own environment.
The large wall hangings are painted on the ground to access to all sides, and from all directions. The paint is drizzled, thrown, brushed, rollered on and applied with sticks, rags, brushes; anything that creates the desired effect.