This website brings together a variety of my drawings, collages and paintings. The seemingly disjointed works have influenced each other and are linked by powerful lines, strong colors and an unspoken understanding of the subject.
As a self-taught artist, I have found that the path to the final creation is never straight and often fails on its way to succeeding. Many works end up in the shower with hot water altering the surfaces. My approach is visceral, I do not begin with preliminary drawings or block in large shapes. I begin with an idea or inspiration and immediately move to express it. Lines, marks and shapes layered one on top of another activate the surface until I am satisfied that I have captured an expressive part of my subject. The result is a heavily layered, energetic, sometimes-awkward structure of my final work.