Oil on linen
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the artist
As an "Experiential Realist," my concern is to develop the traditional
media of painting and drawing to a point where they become portals
to the deep, emotional experience of contemporary life. I believe that
when highly developed skills are put to responding to the world or to
the environment, they can serve a greater purpose – a purpose that
moves beyond merely perpetuating those skills in a hermetic way and
beyond creating decorative objects. A work that responds to the lived
and felt dimension can become immediate visual poetry, visual music.
It can touch one in the gut and perhaps change one's world. At the very
least, it might make one feel tenderness in a small, private way, if for
just one moment.
Last Updated: 9/29/22