I paint to create a space "to be," a space to reflect and connect me back to the physical world. My images spring when I pause to be "in the moment" and absorb where I am and what's happening. When making cursory sketches or snapshots, I'm drawn especially to characteristics that transcend time and exist outside of narrative and that mix the everyday and the transcendent, the scripted and the spontaneous. The impressions are often from my travels, televised sporting events, and music or jazz performances. These set the stage, so to speak, where I distill out most referential detail and through abstraction explore the relationship of space and light in search of a simple yet pervasive expression of the experience.

April 2017