I’ve been creating art as long as I remember. When I was a kid, I had fun creating all sorts of “stuff”. I feel I became an artist when creating became something I had to do.
Each new work I create is an adventure because I never know where it will take me or what it will look like when it is done. Each is made up of many, many layers and every time I paint a new layer of paint, I leave “bits” of the previous layer behind. Ultimately, I like to layer and layer, creating all sorts of “bits,” until the painting is super chaotic. Then I get to do my favorite part of the whole process, which is to create order and simplicity out of the chaos.
The success of a piece all hinges on color. When I paint I spend most of my time thinking about and mixing colors. I will mix a color over and over until I get the right one. I really love to incorporate odd color combinations into my paintings. Sometimes the ugliest colors can look beautiful when placed next to the right color.
Painting is when I am happiest. Each painting is a product of me having a good time and I want every piece to reflect that.