My artwork takes a different view of objects, and places, we see in everyday life via current events, life experiences, and my own meandering thoughts. In my work, I represent the American landscape, ideals, familiar places, and people that are part of our culture over the last century. Having engaged themed subjects as diverse as the urban New York City, seaside Southern California, rural America, wine country, and most recently Little Rock landscapes. My work produces familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered pieces. My arrangements are curious, inviting the viewer to move into the space and look around. I rely on our desires for beauty, meaning, and understanding.
I use a variety of colorful media, and materials, for each painting, or project, and the same methodology is consistent. The same artistic process and use of material produces recoginable stylized work that I have been practicing for about 25 years. The subject matter of each body of work determines the scope, size, media, and materials to be used in the formation of the work.
My art often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different subject matter, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.
I have found the histories of surrealism, minimalism, moderism, and impressionism to be useful in the rearrangment of ideas. The objects I make are placed in the canon of modernist art. My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience, but I've always loved the modern masters. The artists I most admire are Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Picasso, and Van Gogh