The art that speaks to me comes through the soul, not the mind.
While my paintings are sparked by conscious inspiration – be it Coltrane, Taoism, or turnpike tar patterns – my artistic process begins with an invocation, a spiritual request for insight.
I rely on spontaneity and chance to guide my paintings and have no preconceived notions as to how a piece will turn out. Instead, I act responsively and paint quickly while still giving the piece room to reveal itself with as little resistance as possible. I prefer larger canvases for the gestural strokes they encourage, and I mix my colors on the canvas straight from the tube. When this delicate balance of action and spontaneous response goes well, my role becomes more like a conduit to art rather than a creator of art and I glean insight from the process.
From this perspective, the process is the art and the painting becomes someone else’s spark to discover what art has revealed to me: that we’re all manifestations of the divine. – June 2018
Read more about me in my artist bio.