My paintings begin with my observations of the natural world around me. Through the physical act of painting, mixing and applying color, I incorporate my thoughts, memories, and emotional responses to a visual memory. The painting emerges imbued with my emotional and intellectual state at the time of painting. A painting that takes days, weeks, months to complete might reveal my shifting states in layers.
When considering titles, I draw upon my interest in language, poetry, word play, and my own train of thought. Ideally, I’d like the titles of my paintings to support the associations that the images have for me, while evoking a personal response from the viewer.