I paint almost exclusively in acrylic on a variety of surfaces, employing a selection of non-traditional painting tools – many of which I make myself – to achieve tone, texture, scale, substance … and surprise. My technique is primarily spontaneous – where action painting merges with the disciplines of calligraphy and storytelling to create art that I hope is contemplative, contemporary and compelling.
This process becomes a play between control over materials and an open and permissive attitude toward technique, allowing the image to emerge as it will. Chance plays an important part in shaping the final product.
Each piece evolves as though it were a conversation between old friends... sometimes lighthearted and joyful, sometimes contentious and troubling. In the end – for me – it’s all about painting “in the moment,” delighting in the physical and letting it be. Just that simple … and complex.
I've exhibited extensively and I'm thankful my work has found a home among international collectors. I'm also proud to be one of only 44 international artists featured in Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century. At 240 pages, this coffee table-sized book is the definitive volume on the role of chance in contemporary fine art.
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