I am an artist, not a writer. My Intent is not to educate, enlighten or inspire but rather to clarify my motivations to myself. I find that when I write down the thoughts and reasons that I take certain paths, it helps me to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Let's face it, authentic work evolves through a series of mistakes, lessons learned and options eliminated.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Fifth Labor

                                32"x 48" Polished grout & dry pigment on ISO panel

   My work is process driven.  I depend upon the properties of the medium to dictate the direction and content of the work. This necessitates experimentation and reliance upon mistakes and accidents to influence the evolution of the art. Mixed media allows me the freedom to try anything without concern for academics. This freedom adds mystery and excitement to my art. I allow my intuition and personal taste to decide what is embraced and what is rejected or deleted. The environment around me is teaming with visuals that inspire me and foster ideas for my next piece. Every artist I have ever spoken with admits to seeing random textures, colors and shapes in their surroundings that strike them as perfect beyond improvement. I strive to produce seemingly random compositions that achieve a pinnacle beyond my conscious capabilities. This act of allowance requires the ability to accept inevitable failures as part of the process and not a measure of one's abilities or lack there of. Lessons learned. The next piece will always be better!

Sunday, March 22, 2015


                                   32 in x 53 in polished grout & dry pigment on panel

   I enjoy playing with symmetry but not perfect symmetry. When I look at nature, I see this a lot. I think this is why it pleases the eye.

                                       Gallery View


                                    32 in x 24 in polished grout & dry pigment on panel

   I am experimenting with texture to the point that I am producing a bas-relief image. Every piece I finish leads me to the next. I feel this is a natural process and should be embraced.

Friday, March 13, 2015


                    Diptych 32"x 28.5" & 32"x 19" Polished grout and dry pigment on panel

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Orange Matter

                              "Orange Matter" 32"x 24" mixed media on rigid foam panel

   It is quite interesting how art kind of ends up being what art want's to be, no matter what my initial concepts try to dictate. I think that it is important that I remain playful and not let the work become too precious, just enjoy and learn from the process.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gaining Confidence in Your Art

     I find myself believing that the current piece I am working on defines my art and my abilities. In reality, I know that one piece is just a step in the evolution, forward or backward, and cannot speak for an entire body of work. Over time, I have gained faith that my vision will return and cancel any doubt that a difficult piece may foster. This is a lesson that was hard to learn as struggles and failures caused debilitating self doubt to interfere with my progress. I would complete a satisfying painting and have a great nights sleep only to awaken the next morning to see the piece anew and wonder what in the world I was thinking! Every artist I have ever spoken with has had to deal with failure and self-doubt. It is part of the process of evolution, learn from it and move on.  At least you are finding out what doesn't work! 

Friday, August 22, 2014


                       “Wormwood”  24”x 32” cement & dry pigment on rigid foam panel


                       “Grissom”  32.25”x 48” polished cement & dry pigment on panel


                            "Acumen" 32"x 24" cement & dry pigment on rigid foam panel


            "Spanner"  32"x 41" polished cement and dry pigment on rigid foam and fiberglass panel