About the work
My work is inspired by places where I have spent time or by the elements of nature I see around me. Recently, my work has been stimulated by my time near the ocean in Maine and NJ and by taking walks in nature. Sometimes I am inspired by the urban landscape as I have spent a lot of time in various cities and the paintings suggest the atmosphere of a city location.
I try to capture the feeling of these places in an abstract way. I don’t paint from photographs but rather from my imagination. This often results in landscapes that are somewhat mysterious and that can be interpreted in various ways. All of my paintings are named “Untitled” and identified by numbers. I want the viewer to be transported by what they see and make each painting part of their own reality rather than seeing a defined landscape.
I sometimes paint on mylar, a material that provides a fluid surface for ink, paint and the other drawing mediums. I also paint works on paper with layers of oil pastel. The energy of the landscapes is portrayed by gestural marks and scratches. Sometimes I draw elements into the landscape to suggest a feeling or a subject.