HOW I PAINT
A look through a viewfinder divides my vision of the subject into fractions and I clearly see where strong contrasts meet. I mark those on the canvas with charcoal. I grind paint onto the palette with my knife, and with broad brushstrokes I weave large amounts over the canvas with a hunt for an overall spirit. Varied textures describe my search for spacial relationships. Distance or foreground is implied with thin washes or scraped off paint. Thick paint may identify form, middle ground or detail. As I filter through cognitive, physical and intuitive practices, my engagement with the work ceases being a record of my process. The painting materializes with a spirit of its own.