I work in series that starts as a concept of the mind, an idea, a vision of a finished work.
Or it can begin as an emotion, a feeling, a process of the heart.
When I work on a theme, like stripes for example, I explore it in oil, acrylic, and encaustic, working figuratively and abstractly until it exhausts itself or leads to another theme.
I apply what I’ve learned from working with shapes, forms, and lines in my abstract paintings to finding the simplicity that is needed for abstracting a figure.
Similarly, my abstract work profits from my figurative experience.
I work in layers of paint, creating luminous color, depth, and voluptuous texture.
Painting for me is a dynamic intuitive process.
A drip or smear can reveal part of that process. I like that!