ARTIST STATEMENT: My latest suite of abstract paintings is born of collage. Cutting, tearing and otherwise
manipulating various papers, I construct compositions by moving disparate elements around on the canvas. Instead of gluing these to the surface, however, I reproduce my ‘paper sketches’ in paint. Featuring a combination of thick gobs of oil paint, swaths of flat color, and unpainted areas of canvas, my paintings bring a studied intentionality to the raw aesthetic and casual spirit collage.