September & October
At Madrona Wine Merchants
September 9th 3-5pm
Painting is the most dependable way for me to see clearly. Looking at the world with an eye toward distilling its complexity down to a few essential washes and strokes helps me connect to whatever is most meaningful in my surroundings.
The elusive balance between narrative content and abstract form fascinates me. I want to see the paint as paint at the same time that I see the illusion of substance, light and space. This is the territory realist painters have always explored, I suppose. It seems inexhaustible, with a horizon that recedes as each of us approaches. The emphasis I try to put on form leaves a great deal of the work of reading content up to the viewer. I am interested in saying just enough, and not too much about what the paint describes. Some of the pleasure of interpreting the subject should be available to whoever stands in front of the paintings.