Artist’s Statement

Mechant Loup, oil on panel, 17″ X 18″, 2018


I work from my experience of the world. That is to say, I work from the random chaotic collisions of experience, memory, association, and imagination which make up an interior life.  Making art actually doesn’t do much to clarify anything, but it lets me have fun with the wreckage.

For me a picture works when it suddenly becomes more than the sum of its parts, when it becomes a mystery even to me. That’s what I work for.

Thanks for looking.

“You see, I look at my paintings, speculate about them. They baffle me, too. That’s all I’m painting for.” – Philip Guston