As an art director and designer for 25 years, I lived in a world of color and composition that produced award-winning work for my clients. What I missed was the pure aesthetic of creation.

So in 1993 I returned to my first love – painting. Drawing on my years of creative experience, I wanted to bring uniqueness to my painting, something that would truly reflect my individuality. So instead of adapting my talent to prescribed painting techniques, I developed a set of techniques of my own that would match my personality and temperament.

Because my brushstrokes are so expressive, I chose acrylic as my medium for its liquidity. My studio floor is often covered with ten to fifteen wet pieces at different stages of development. Between each layer of pigment, I sponge brush a layer of semi-gloss acrylic medium. This application enhances the fidelity and seals the applied layer of pigment. This technique captures a great deal more light and allows me the option to add or remove subsequent layers while keeping the ones underneath unspoiled.

I approach each painting as an adventure, letting its direction unfold as the layers build. A piece is finished when it takes on a life of its own. The final painting can have upwards of two hundred layers of pigment. This gives the paper or canvas a depth that draws the viewer into the piece.

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