HERE AND NOW
THERE IS a journalistic element to my artwork. I am telling a story in the best way I know how, about the age and place I live in, in something resembling real time.
THIS IS both privilege and obligation. My job is to witness, record, and try to make sense of my experience — not just for my own edification, but to the benefit of others. My aim is to capture and share something of the beauty, love, and mystery I see and feel in this miraculous life, antidotes to fear and despair.
The inspiration for these stories is sometimes obvious, sometimes not. I can better express my inner world with pictures than words. The results are sometimes enigmatic, unfiltered and raw, but more honest, less self-serving than my heavily edited rationalizations.
I PAINT every day. I work on several canvases at once, so that I can paint on one while others dry. I revisit earlier canvases that are either incomplete, incoherent, or simply not good enough, and I create new ones, inspired by the moment.
I LEARN something every day.