Breaking the Mold

Hi everyone, I’m currently teaching a workshop in Mexico. There are people from all over the world here, a wonderful mix of creative people, all sharing our approaches to art making and learning from one another. This is always one of my favorite things when it...

Perspective After the Marathon

Hi everyone, I’ve reached that special place in time where my newest body of work is all done and ready to be shipped off to the gallery. The feeling of completion is incredibly gratifying. A key component of that feeling is getting to see all of the work...

Making Your Mark

Hi everyone, It’s incredibly gratifying to finish a painting. Seeing everything completed and in the right place – it’s like coming home at the end of a long journey. There’s just one thing left to do: the signature. Now, not every artist signs...

The Visual Hierarchy

Hi Everyone, When I start a painting, I rarely do so with any particular goal in mind. It is more about simply putting marks down on the panel, seeing what develops and going from there. In a very real sense you could say the painting tells me where to go next. At a...

The Space Between

Hi Everyone, The best paintings are like your favorite songs; there is a rhythm, a sense of pushing your ear from one beat to the next, all the while providing enough space for the listener to savor each sonic peak and valley. It is this interplay between spaces and...