"Investigate the object
as a non-extrapolative force"
into a visual force.
My passion is manipulating objects: paint and media alone or on surfaces, most often paper and canvas. My drawing tools and found objects like meshes, pins, wire, disks, and glass are vehicles for extrapolating living or fantasy images.
I welcome evolving forms and
energy from my subconscious
or life evolving from alchemic chemistry. Nature and spacial concerns deeply inform my work. Walking through my garden I'm embraced and take in tones,
color, and texture.
My influences are Philip Gaston, Cezanne, and the Japanese ink painters. I look to brave California colorists of the 70's who use sunny free CA: Sam Francis, Diebenkorn, Wayne Thibaus. In the 80's, I worked with minimalist Howard Jones who influenced my conceptual and environmental work. My first taste with printmaking was with Peter Marcus then with Frogman's Press. Recently, I expanded techniques
in studios with Victor Wang and