above: detail of Harbor Nocturne February 2018
BRIEFLY The painter should never explain his paintings- ever - for any reason. The art has to do all the talking- but off the record I often describe my work as "industrial figurative."
A native of the Pacific Northwest, I work on a paper surface on top of canvas with a strong graphic element including typography and atmospheric graphs of Mars. All are worked into the mix as compositional elements. Depending on the light, and mood of the viewer, it is possible to see something new with every viewing.
I am told my technique of applying and manipulating paint is unorthodox. The surface is pushed, pulled, scratched, scraped, and "attacked," before I then use an industrial belt sander to grind away at the results. And I build my own frames out of recycled cedar and industrial material.
Brand New Works below...
above: Regents Park April 2016
above: Harbor Nocturne February 2018
above: Esmeraude in progress November 2016
INTERVIEW starts at 6:30
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