The starting point for my works begins with utilizing certain patterns that I derive from simple forms or shapes such as fish, sails, circles, rectangles or waves. These shapes and colors develop a relationship akin to jazz where visual rhythms collide and give rise to a canvas of improvisational sheet music.
As their relationship deepens a pattern emerges only to be influenced by new patterns to create a piece that is fluid and continuously shifting. The fluidity of this process, sometimes referred to as ‘adjustment painting’, allows me to witness a type of verbal history; each paint stroke, shape or colour is born from a story told only moments before.
In experimenting with the cadence of various colour/pattern combinations, I have discovered that within this rhythm the mind can be stimulated and transformed. My desire is to create paintings that visually pulse and vibrate and I find this manner of creating allows me to enter a focused, meditative state.