“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
I am interested in capturing my subject matter at a specific point in time, when the elements of light, color and movement come together to create the image then and only then. Communicating those elements effectively presents a challenge and a puzzle to be solved. My work process allows for sustained observation, enabling me to see and record what is seen in an instant by the eye, but is not registered consciously by the brain. I crop and focus on fragments of a scene and build up a complex, layered and textured surface in oil paint in order to convey the essence of the subject, rather than describing it literally, occasionally blurring the line between realism and abstraction. In this way, I hope to create a visceral experience of the subject for the viewer.