use the landscape as a springboard. From it I distill what is
mysterious, ephemeral and often dreamlike--nuances of fog, rain and
quickly changing weather or the play of dark form/mass against brilliant
Most, therefore, are portraits of a particular place or time of day
where or when shadows are deep and the light is intense or uncommon. The
experience of working on-site in these constantly changing conditions
becomes an integral part of the piece.
I am especially attracted to the drawing medium for its immediacy, for
its capacity to capture oneís initial emotional response. The drawings
stand alone as finished pieces; however, I often bring them back to my
studio for further reflection and refinement or as references for larger
drawings, monotypes and paintings.
Most recently, Iíve been working on a series of night scenes both rural
and urban. Objects and images which by daylight seem incidental and
commonplace, become simplified and extraordinary at night under limited
or artificial light. These result in compositions that speak as much
about form and abstract shape as they do about atmosphere and essence.