I stand to paint, spray, scrape, rub, dribble and dance around… to put whatever my subconscious feels like doing. I like big paintings for that reason. It is body in motion. Rather than a single moment in time captured by photography and realism, you are getting me up there or on there. That makes me a “gestural painter” too.
I am a “colorist” as well. Color moves me and comes as close as I can to painting emotions on a canvas.
There are a few primitive symbols and identifiable things in there. They are often deep metaphorical symbols of humanity. They can mean many things. There isn’t any central figure in my paintings. The positive and negative space, the middleand the edges of the canvas, all are important to the overall expression. Some might argue that make me an “abstract expressionist”.
My art is viewer dependent. In other words, the viewer must look, think, feel and react. Many people say to me “ I see different things in your paintings every time I look at them.” I like to hear that. I don’t care what you think about my work as long as you think about it.