My work is founded upon hard-edged forms and covers both abstract and figurative execution. While the abstractions are deeply informed by the natural landscape, the figurative work’s basis is experience and nostalgia. In abstraction I explore the concept of spatial relationships, and how they are affected by the application of line and color while denying the viewer of clear symbolic references. The hard edge figuration has a direct objective of narrating a story. My work confronts perception by subjecting form, and the practice by which it is painted, to severe limitations. The resulting reductive images, both suggest and resist the need for detail. The effect is blunt and aesthetically confrontational. It negates conventions about form and art-historical references while hinting to a system of order hovering just beyond perception.  A system loaded with metaphoric content that captures the essence of place, time and emotion.




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