My paintings are created without the use of brushes using a mixture of oil and cold wax. I use paint in an extensive layering process to create a “history” on the panel. Throughout this process I focus on the use of color, texture and line. These elements portray depth through subtle shifts in transparency and shape. The varied layers aid in expressing a particular emotional limbo. I often scrape back into the many layers of wax and paint to reveal intricate details of color and the literal history of creating the work.
Painting allows me to express shifting emotional spaces that are based in personal experience. I create these works to transform the space around them. I encourage the viewer to consider an abstract way of thinking about time, space and emotion. It’s through the abstracting of thoughts and feelings that I hope to make the personal more universal.