i believe that painting is an act of discovery...an exploration of the unknown. Paint on canvas...the act of painting, becomes an out of body experience...the medium takes on a mind of its own. The painter becomes the facilitator of artistic expression.
Abstract expressionism becomes akin to creating music...combining notes and chords, varying rhythm and volume...using colour and texture, balancing light and dark...music creates feelings...as does a work of art.
My paintings are the essence of natural scenes or a particular word. I want the viewer to "feel" the imagery. My favourite subjects in the abstract are fields, rain, water, sky, rivers, trees, seasons, wild gardens and meaningful words. I use a variety of mediums to create expressive painterly abstracts.
My artistic influences include Claude Monet, Willem de Kooning, Georgia O'Keefe and others...