Intensity, interaction, passion and meditation, the individual references, the collective and art is created. The artist as voyeur steals selectively from the public environment of Hampton beaches and New York City streets the images that define the American experience. Far beyond the standardized interpretation of reality provided by photography, painting allows me to capture the essence of human experience. Condensed into the stolen moment, my choices as an artist extend reality by leading the eye in the re-orchestration of light, space and the pure beauty of paint itself.
My work is about creating snapshots of life. My chosen imagery takes reality and the depths of the viewers understanding of these stolen moments to a level of universal and subjective intimacy. With paint and brush I strive to capture the essence and atmosphere of the ordinary and mindless vignettes of daily life represented as unique moments in space and time. Life and Art, experienced through creation connects me to love and a spiritual experience of being. My understanding of the circle of life completes itself when I create a representational painting from a photograph.