My painting is based on observation, memory and invention. It is as involved with the process and materials of painting, as with the act of seeing. I have never found appearances to be superficial and want paintings that invite close scrutiny and, like the world around us, reveal themselves gradually over time, prompting surprise, renewed inquiry and contemplation.
I am deeply interested in the way things look and how they hang together, both in nature and in our constructed, built environment: above and below. On this website works are grouped by theme or motif. As their dates will show, I often have very different bodies of work in progress at the same time. My Cloud Paintings may at first seem very different from the City or Terrain Paintings in both subject and style. In fact, they inform and complement each other. The larger Cloud Paintings are painted in my studio, often over an extended period of time. The very small ones are often titled by the date of the day on which they were painted. Most of the City Paintings were made from direct observation while looking down from high windows: in 2000 during a residency at the original WTC, and more recently from high windows in #7 and #4 WTC. My Terrain Paintings are sometimes based on the quick graphite drawings and notes I make while flying and looking down at the earth’s surface
I have been painting for many years. There is much more. This website (updated 1/10/2018) is intended to introduce the range of my work and visual concerns. I prefer to reserve my most current work for direct viewing and exhibitions. See News for current or scheduled shows.