The physical process of spreading paint on canvas - seeing something evolve on a blank sheet of paper or canvas. The mere thought of something coming to life by the tactile process of pigment touching canvas - riding on a vehicle of horse hair, is the ultimate gratification for me. Making a new piece of art is an addiction that is difficult to explain to someone who is not an Artist
My personal approach to Art is very stream of consciousness. I can start with a small shape in a random area on the canvas and just go at it until some sort of cohesive form takes place. It’s these random forms, merging together to form something new and different. Unpredictable, that you didn’t intend to make. It makes you wonder about it or even see something you’ve never seen before - I think that there’s value there.
Painting is just a never ending exercise in experimentation and pushing myself to see what I can come up with next that will satisfy this thing inside me that drives me to create. It never happens though. Satisfaction always just slightly out of reach.
People so often look at one of my abstracts and ask - “So, what does it mean?” For me, I think the point is - is …that it means nothing. But yet it could mean everything. It’s completely open to individual interpretation. And to me that’s what makes Abstract Art the coolest aspect of the all of the visual Arts!
A mix of images created between 2000 and 2017