Artist StatementThe paint hits the canvas and I try not to think much about it ... at least during the basic construction of the forms and various elements. I completely trust my subconscious to create the werk with minimal interference from my cronic need to label or identify the shapes. Only after the initial creation is reasonably complete do I consciously add details to pull the painting together.
I work almost exclusively in oil on canvas and employ the Meroger medium rather than turpentine and linseed oil. I have also created ceramic and sculptural pieces from time to time.
The earliest memory I have with my love of art occured when I was 7 years old and won 2nd place in an art exhibition. The artists who influenced and inspired me are many... Graham Ingels, Wally Wood, Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, James Ensor, and, of course, the Modernist powerhouses of the 20th century. I am still learning and being refreshed by artists of our age as well.
The titles for my werks are purely personal and subjective ... the imagined meaning lies within the viewer.