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 paint. With spontaneous brushstrokes and textures, I find beauty in the streets, scaffolding and grit of everyday life, and in various types of structure and architecture. My paintings have a basis in the representational but often dissolve into varying levels of abstraction. Surprises are not only welcomed — but also invited — as marks, scratches, drips and splatters all become part of the final piece. 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