Bio: My recent oil and mixed media paintings are driven by process and improvisation. The initial compositions are informed by photographs of cellular or satellite images chosen for their color and complexity, but I depart from the source imagery as a painting takes on a life of its own. Other compositions are improvised from their inception. Building upon material phenomena and accident, I consciously incorporate unpredictable elements into the work. In balancing spontaneous mark making and drips with controlled calligraphic line, I create structure and beauty from chaos and uncertainty.
My palette is connotative, evoking states that range from violent transformation to calm serenity. Building layer upon layer of color produces atmospheric depth that reinforces these sensations by implying history and location.
Partly a meditation on light and form within macroscopic and microscopic worlds, my work is an intuitive reaction to the process of painting itself: an inward search for presence and immediacy.