I love to paint. I love to play with the unspoken elements of the visual experience. Looking, seeing, exploring; in essence having a visual call and response, a sensing affair, with surroundings. Using the language of art to express a certain perceived order and harmony, relationships, connections. There is the outer dance of color shapes within the visual field and the inner call for presence that gives rise to each mark, each color-shape on the canvas.
I have become more and more interested in painting directly from life. Both Plein Air and Alla Prima paintings are completed, excepting some final touch ups, in one sitting. The plein air paintings are completed outdoors. The alla prima paintings are painted indoors. In Fluid you will see some paintings started and completed in the studio, over time.
Please contact me if you would like to view the work. I live in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.