All paintings are painted on a handmade wood panel. Some are framed with found weathered wood, or a custom frame that is painted, or with no frame but with painted edges.
I apply thick dots and squiggles of thick acrylic paint using applicator bottles. This way I can essentially ‘draw’ with paint. Sometimes I may use a photo as a rough reference, but usually the paintings develop fairly spontaneously.
Landscape is a constant preoccupation in my mind, but it is the innate abstract quality of the often random and changing elements of the landscape that draws my attention. I create not by copying nature, but by imitating the spontaneous essence of nature. I also thrive on the process of discovery and of the piecing together the painting, like working out a jigsaw puzzle.