Rooted in formalism, my paintings are an exploration of color and composition. I tend to start with a minimal palette and allow it to expand as the painting progresses. I do not use studies or sketches for my paintings but rather allow them to develop based on images that exist only in my mind. Oil, acrylic, stain, charcoal and pencil are but a few of the mediums found in my paintings. Any materials that contribute to my goal of a visually striking image are considered.
My influences are as varied as the materials used in my work. Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Larry Poons, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Albert Kotin, Helen Frankenthaler and John Hoyland are some of the artists whose work I consider important in the development of my own..
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