STATEMENT

My watercolors can best be described as sophisticated chaos. My main objective is in expressing how something feels rather than how it looks, and in the sheer physicality of a subject captured in the sheer physicality of the paint. With spontaneous brushstrokes and textures, I find beauty in the scaffolds, rigging, and grit of everyday life. The character of various types of structure and architecture is extremely vital in my work, and Iā€™m interested in exploring these forms as vehicles for light and shadow.

I design and build my work with pure geometry, and interpret it in a painterly fashion. My paintings have a basis in the representational, but often dissolve into varying levels of abstraction. Surprises are not only welcomed ā€” but also invited ā€” as marks, scratches, drips, and splatters all become part of the final piece. On location or in the studio, I enjoy the contrast of painting quickly, while creating a piece to be experienced slowly.

Windows and a Door and an Artist, photograph by the brilliant Christopher Myers Photography