About the Artist

I pick up my paintbrush, dip it in crimson paint, and let it fly across the canvas leaving red drops running down the expanse of white. I see a burst of color that is an exciting new adventure. Someone else might see a violent jagged edge lined in pain. While another might see the beginning vibrance of a sunset. I paint abstract works of art because I find it more interesting and compelling to resist telling the viewer what they are supposed to see in a work of art.

I have been trained as both a lawyer and an artist. Law is a world where facts and rules are marshaled, disciplined and consistent. In my non-painting life, I am more regimented, restrained and consistent. Painting has allowed me to let go of that structure and consistency and to express the world in a more dynamic and volatile way. In my creative life, I can express the chaos and whimsy around me: sometimes containing it and sometimes letting it run free.

Recently, I am inspired by the wondrous magic of fermentation. As the sugars in beer react with the yeast, particles in the brew begin spinning wildly in the container; sometimes even exploding out of the the container and spewing everywhere. When I first tried to capture this movement, the painting merely reflected the particles rising in the amber ale. As I have played with the concept, my paintings have taken off into more wild and colorful renderings of fermentation and effervescence.

I paint to reflect the joy and color and movement around me. Sometimes this is controlled, but usually it is absolutely allowed to explode forth unfettered. Fermentation. Joy. Effervescence. Magic!



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