I make marks. Big and little. Thick and thin. Dark and light. Smooth, bumpy, square, round, curvy, and straight marks.
I draw inspiration from nature -- people, places and things -- and then turn them upside down and sideways. Sometimes I work directly from a model, landscape or still-life. At other times I conjure images from memory.
I keep working on the surface, building layers, using color, line, shape and plane changes until the image feels mysterious, interesting and exciting.
This catalog of work created in 2006 and the first part of 2007 is the first published collection of my abstract paintings.