Being a drummer as well as a painter, my musical preferences influence the outcome of each painting in some rhythmic, left / right brain, connective-tissue miracle. As you first look at my work try, if you can, to forget you are seeing any color at all, because every painting begins without color. I start instead with very thick acrylic gel, and do extensive “drawing” with clear tar and string gels. The designed, sculpted texture and intricate lines become my under painting. The acrylic gel is the consistency of very thick pudding that’s milk-white when first applied to the canvas and dries almost clear. Tar and string gels dry totally clear and offer a ‘resist’, giving me the option to partially remove layers of paint. The colors come from a combination of glazes, washes, metallic pigments, gold and copper leaf, cold wax, spray paint and acrylic paint.
My hope is that you will feel free to experience pleasure from the work in your own way, as I have freely created it.