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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My paintings can be read as abstractions, but they are actually hybrids. Figurative and landscape forms are as integral to the compositions as the structural and expressive qualities of color. Transparency, ambiguity, shifting planes and a feeling of light achieved through color juxtaposition are characteristic of my work. In many, particularly the oils, the physicality, the scale and the thickness, thinness, and texture of the paint are also important factors in understanding the forms. I frequently use diptych and triptych formats to better incorporate contradictory ideas such as the light and the dark, the calm and the turbulent, the solid and the disembodied, organized chaos, Heaven in Hell.

Constant sources of inspiration are cities, wilderness and the motion and emotion of human life.