My central aim in painting is to create beautiful imagery. My creative process centers on a direct and intuitive response to nature and its elements in JMW Turner and James Abott MacNeil Whistler’s tradition. I hope to evoke a response in the viewer to these experiences.
I rarely see the work as abstract. Instead, I see expressive illustrations with color and brushstrokes as muse and model. I catapult and dive, dig and luxuriate, and painting continues to cement and flood.
Each bird is interesting, in and of itself, and together forms a more intricate sculpture. The birds are placed in a formation influenced by observed birds in flight. Angling up, lifting off, soaring. Actual colorings influence the birds’ patterns and colors, but the birds are merely representative of real birds.