I have been a self taught artist for 40 years. I grew up in an art community on the Monterey Penninsula in the 1950's and draw my influences from the painters and sculptors in the neighborhood. As well as international artists Anselm Kiefer, Antonie Tapies and Robert Rauschenburg.
The fundamentals of the work in which I am currently involved are based in media intensive surfaces combined with a limited pallet and minimal composition. Media sources include diverse materials such as tar, metal, acrylic paint, shellac, industrial adhesives and studio debris. From these common elements the layers of the painting evolve through applied texture, brush work and collage, creating a surface of sensory and tactile expression. I do not consider myself solely a painter having chosen instead to be open to alternative media. These paintings as sensory, motiveless objects seek to be experienced and not explained.