My current work focuses on complex mixes of color in both familiar and unfamiliar representational forms. I make a concer

My current work focuses on complex mixes of color in both familiar and unfamiliar representational forms. I make a concerted effort to draw the viewer in and hold them intellectually captive through their unavoidable curiosity and innate desire to define my impressionistic and abstract treatments of reality. As an artist I am more concerned with the viewer’s emotional response to my work rather than their appreciation for my ability to control my paint brush. I ultimately want the viewer to look beyond the intentional enticement of the top surface of the canvas and discover the evasive layers of details below created to offer a journey of deeper intellectual opportunities.

If it is ultimately the responsibility of the artist to find a way to seduce the viewer, I choose complexity and elusiveness to do so. Although I find it impressive how some artists can seduce the viewer with a mastery of skills that create near perfect reflections of people, places, and things, I choose not to be so obvious. For me to be truly free as an artist I must allow myself to abstract life visually while at the same time creatively find a way to evoke deeper emotions and stronger opinions from the viewer. I think there is a certain satisfaction for both me as the artist in creating riddles that lead to a higher understanding of beauty and the viewer that strives to unravel a point of view they have not considered or imagined on their own.

I’m delighted that people from around the world are responding to my art and taking an interest in it. I look forward to continuing this global dialog with viewers while I strive to improve my ability to better communicate through art.  If there is beauty to be found in my work I humbly admit, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."ng an interest in it. I look forward to continuing this global dialog with viewers while I strive to improve my ability to betteicate through art.  If there is beauty to be found in my work I humbly admit, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”