Each painting emerges from a path of its own. Resolution of the painting is the goal from the first mark and I spend a great deal of time thinking about the work, in and out of the studio. I work to build and balance the painting's architecture using color, lots of white, lines, organic shapes, straight edges and layers. Many paintings take months to resolve. Finished work feels aesthetically balanced and true.
The tools I use: Oil paints, oil sticks, graphite and colored pencils, sharpies, rulers and tape. I use mostly flat brushes, bits of cardboard, credit cards, anything with a clean edge.