Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

Sometimes the paintings work, and sometimes they do not. My paintings are loose interpretations of my response to life. The work is a communion between subject and myself, and for me, this communion is best translated into color and movement. A good painting is as much observed into existence as it is painted into existence.

Often I’m asked, “How long does it take to paint a painting?” Each of my paintings takes from one to four working sessions, each session between three to four hours, is one answer. Or as long as it takes to live, is another answer. I do not want my paintings to look labored. I am reminded of what it took to arrive at their conclusion; the trial and error in layers of color. The act of painting does not take part in a time and space outside of life. It cannot be compartmentalized.