I am a figurative painter who paints according to certain traditions – the creation of space (vs. mimicking of space) on a flat picture plane, the use of color and space to create light (vs. mimicking of light), using the principals of abstraction to paint solid forms, compose an entire image (the whole painting), incorporate lines and curves and color and my own light coming from within the painting.
I believe that we are here, alive, to be ourselves, to gain wisdom, to give love, to not miss a moment of life if we can help it, that suffering is a given, but meaning is built into life. I LOVE life, I love being alive. I love nature, animals, people, shapes, colors, music, dance, Shakespeare, great writing, sex, the human body, biology, poetry, cars, dogs, the ocean.
I LOVE to paint – it isn’t always easy, but I love doing it so much.