I will go with romantic or explorer with all my senses and histories at play, I build. Since grade school with pencil and a notebook’s column, the composition of patterns and objects with letters and margins propelled a boy’s crusade to engage the space. The next four years were an independent project being I attended a high school that offered no art classes. My college portfolio was superheroes and watercolor copies. University was an eden and a despot of reveal and reveling, I found Neo-Abstract Expressionism along with printmaking, graphic design and art history. After, I traveled and then we traveled, planted roots and then busied ourselves with children. Drawing and painting has always been daily though it became more tactile and local. I tread water with an occasional float, I am at mystery upon wonder with objects and suggestion,reflection and transparency. Everyday, rocks,sea and sky are virgin and desire, these thoughts/objects are constitutional fuel. With that,ceaselessly streaming news and giant interpersonal communications are absorbed and I am moved. The paintings are proclamation and respite of these states. I rarely see the work as abstract, I see expressive illustration with color and brushstroke as muse and model. I catapult and dive, dig and luxuriate and painting continues to cement and flood.