When I look at the world, I am drawn to the play of light and shadow, especially the varying patterns and moods created by natural and artificial light. This fascination with the sources and effects of light plays a key role in my paintings.
My urban landscapes often capture the mood and tone of twilight, a time that has always mesmerized me. In my “Twilight Series” the waning light transforms ordinary structures into things of beauty. The Richardson Bridge becomes a jeweled bracelet; a freeway underpass appears as a Japanese temple.
Similarly, my abstract work often explores the effects of sunlight as it moves through the foliage or fog, creating circles of light and shadow or hazy shafts and lines. My latest abstract compositions draw from natural phenomena above and below our world –- aerial perspectives of bird flight patterns and underwater views of mysterious organisms.
Experimentation drives my creative process. I sometimes combine a photographic image I have taken with imagery from my dreams or memories. Then, I may raise the horizon line to change the focal point, or severely crop the image to create an interesting composition. Additionally, I am constantly exploring new ways to apply and remove layers of paint, playing with texture and color to create light-infused atmospheres.